A HISTORY OF THE BLUE ROOM
Future Shape Of Sound
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1994 • WORKSHOP GOES ACTIVE

1994/WORKSHOP GOES ACTIVE

Our decision to create an in-house GRP workshop for cabinet production took far too long to set up, and by the time we were up and running, it was too late to recover the funds for our first major exports of the HousePod. It was critical error number two and another major lesson in business.

The business partnership dissolved, we became employees of B&W with reduced shares and royalties on the products. I was very much the emotional owner, and so the Blue Room was still acknowledged and understood to be my baby. I loved what I did, and in my eyes, there was still a lot to be done. I carried on with the Creative Direction and Loudspeaker design. Dave Roberts stayed to run the GRP cabinet production, including product pattern and mold development.

We began to employ even more talented staff and fabricators. Our team began to grow.