A HISTORY OF THE BLUE ROOM
Future Shape Of Sound
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1995 • BLUE ROOM EXTENDS INTO EUROPE

The HousePod won the European Image and Sound Association (EISA) award 1995-96 for audio design, which I accepted on behalf of Blue Room in Berlin. It was a great start with B&W Loudspeakers and secured cult status for changing the face of the domestic hi-fi market. The Pods had become an antidote to the convention of square, box type enclosures. I’m proud to say they spearheaded a revolution in audio design, the effects of which we can still see today.

As part of a promotional launch in Holland, the enclosures treated as a canvas and hand painted by the wonderfully eccentric, talented, Amsterdam-based underground artist Daniel Dadara. It later followed with a collaborative project to produce one of Dadara's designs for a gallery opening. The Dadara baby has since become a serious collector's item.

Our original roster of colors was, black, white and blue. We started to experiment. Through a team up with Erisbian Garbs of Brighton, a duo of eccentric and highly talented designers of edgy S&M based leather products, a project was born to create a unique pair of HousePod's intended as a gift for Madonna. Unfortunately, this pair of speakers went missing during a film shoot in Denmark and never made it to the Queen of Pop.

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