KEF has collaborated with the globally renowned design studio Marcel Wanders to produce a special-edition speaker, the LS50 Wireless ‘Nocturne’ by Marcel Wanders. Its sensuous aesthetic quality sets it apart from every other music system, creating a magically compelling audio system that is in a class of its own.
A magical combination of design genius and audio brilliance
Since its landmark launch, the KEF LS50 Wireless has changed expectations of what can be achieved in terms of blending wireless streaming, compact and beautiful design, and high-level audio performance. Now, the globally renowned design studio Marcel Wanders has collaborated with KEF to produce a special-edition speaker, the LS50 Wireless ‘Nocturne’ by Marcel Wanders. Its sensuous aesthetic quality sets it apart from every other music system, creating a magically compelling audio system that is in a class of its own.
Designed to stir the soul before the music begins
The rhythmic design that is inspired by the circular arrangement of time presents a structured, architectural-type pattern from a distance. Upon closer inspection, the two-dimensional, textured surface reveals several different types of musical elements layered throughout. Placed around the centre focal point, musical notes and symbols references add to the seemingly unending depth of the thoughtfully detailed design. Much like a musical composition, the final result finds the surface shapes coming together to create one unified design. Playing off the product name, when the lights are turned off the product continues to captivate late into the evening as selected elements glow in the dark.
About Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in Amsterdam, credited with 1,900+ iconic projects. Marcel Wanders works with premium brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Decorté, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Louis Vuitton, Morgans Hotel Group, Puma, among scores of others. Under Marcel Wanders’ creative leadership and direction, and with the support of Gabriele Chiave as creative director since 2014, Marcel Wanders employs over 50 design and communication experts. Marcel Wanders’ 27 years of designs are celebrated in some of the most renowned museums in the world, including the Centre Pompidou (FR), MoMA (US), and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL). Marcel Wanders’ chief concern is bringing the human touch back to design, ushering in what he calls design’s ‘new age;’ in which designer, craftsperson and user are reunited. In his process, Marcel Wanders defies design dogma, preferring instead of focus on holistic solutions rather than the technocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment.
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