KEF is to be one of a handful of companies featured in the Mutations-Creations art event, a major retrospective of designer Ross Lovegrove at the Centre Pompidou in Paris between 12th April – 3rd July 2017.
The Convergence exhibition, part of the Mutations-Creations event, is devoted entirely to the work of Lovegrove. It features two KEF products: the MUO portable Bluetooth speaker, and the MUON, KEF’s flagship stereo loudspeaker. Since their conception, both designs have won awards all over the world for their sculptural, industrial design and sound performance.
As an industrial designer, Ross Lovegrove is primarily inspired by nature and its evolutionary processes. Always at the forefront of using the latest digital technologies, Lovegrove manages to combine hightech materials and techniques with an organic aesthetic that many regard as the perfect design expression for the 21st century. Lovegrove approaches new projects with environmental considerations in mind, and seeks to create and reflect through his designs a sustainable consciousness of the world. The Mutation-Creations exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris is entirely devoted to Lovegrove’s work, and includes many examples of this unique convergence of creativity, technology and nature.
Lovegrove says, ‘The idea of convergence is important because it brings art and science together. It is an overall approach to design that ought to play an essential role in the 21st Century “Renaissance” we are currently experiencing, which will lead to tangible creative principles that concern us all, wherever we are in the world.’
KEF told us: “The KEF MUON was created by KEF in collaboration with Ross Lovegrove, with the aim of making something completely unique in the history of audio design as well as a ground-breaking triumph in the marriage of form and function. MUON is made from super-formed aluminium – using a similar moulding process to vacuum forming – and makes from malleable sheets of heated aluminium a stunning sculptural shape that reflects both Lovegrove’s organic design aesthetic and KEF’s latest research into the physics of sound. MUON is available in a strictly limited edition of 100 pairs worldwide. Under Lovegrove’s design direction, the MUO wireless Bluetooth speaker inherited its sculptural aesthetic from the visual style of the MUON”.
Mutation-Creations: Convergence – Exhibition details: • 12 April – 3 July 2017 • 11 am – 9 pm • Galerie 3, Centre Pompidou, Paris.