Ross Lovegrove and his team created the packaging for the Wanderlust collection and decoded the brand’s DNA by identifying its KIKONESS, a combination of elegance, sensuality, femininity, breeziness and usefulness.
Thank you all for visiting Ross Lovegrove’s installation during the London Design Festival last week. It featured 100 unique anodised MUO wireless speakers for KEF, finished by Neal Feay Studio. These special edition MUOs showcased the convergence of art, design and technology, relating the story back to the original MUONs, still regarded as an industry standard.
“The launch edition has been created specifically to be shown as art of my installation at Somerset House. My studio and I have worked with Alex Rasmussen at Neal Feay in Santa Barbara, California to investigate the possibility of multi variant coloured casings that are made in small batch production runs. There are 5 batches of 20 variants resulting in 100 individual products that optimize and celebrate the use of pure aluminium and its art value in the field of volume production” - Ross Lovegrove.
Photos by John Ross
During the London Design Festival 2015, Ross Lovegrove launched his wireless Bluetooth speaker for KEF.
Under Lovegrove’s design direction, the MUO wireless speaker inherits its sculptural aesthetic from the unique visual style of the Muon, making MUO the only sub-£300 contemporary audio product to draw its design language directly from a high-end luxury product.
KEF engineers worked with Lovegrove to create an extremely strong molded internal enclosure to house MUO’s innovative drivers, high-performance digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and other internal components. These are encased in a stunningly designed and acoustically inert outer shell of extruded aluminium, with soft rubber feet optimally positioned for MUO to be sat at exactly the right angle for desktop use.
Using premium materials throughout, this high-quality structure effectively eliminates unwanted cabinet vibration – so all you hear is the rich, natural and breathtakingly detailed output of KEF’s innovative drivers, and the wide, intricate soundstage they create.
MUO’s internal design features KEF’s high standards of acoustic engineering, designed to ensure the best possible level of sound reproduction at the price.
MUO also boasts advanced functionality. You can synchronise a pair of MUOs, to stream superb stereo sound via Bluetooth aptX.
MUO also comes with an internal sensor that automatically optimises its output to suit its orientation. So, whether you place MUO upright or horizontally, inside or outside your home, the unit automatically delivers the same outstanding acoustic depth and definition.