High-end Danish audio manufacturer Vifa has introduced three distinctive music systems, which have textiles as an integral part of their identity. These have been created to appeal to fans of music and Nordic design. Copenhagen, winner of the IF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award, is a portable wireless loudspeaker. Its design features organic lines, a warm, rough fabric cover and a contrasting smooth matte aluminium frame.
Stockholm is the largest and most powerful of Vifa’s music systems. It is entirely sheathed in textile and has an ergonomic remote control in cast zinc. Helsinki is more compact. A distinctive leather carry-strap by Tärnsjö Garveri complements its custom-designed textile cover, which lets sound pass perfectly through its woollen threads. These are water-repellent, enabling both indoor and outdoor use.
A special version of Clara is used on the Copenhagen and Stockholm models in six custom colours: Sunset Red, Sand Yellow, Ocean Blue, Ice Blue, Anthracite Grey, and Pebble Grey. Helsinki features a new fabric design with a special weave and is available in four hues: Willow Green, Misty Blue, Dusty Rose and Sandstone Grey.
’Kvadrat was a perfect partner for our new series of upscale loudspeakers. We had some extremely challenging specifications for the fabric covering our loudspeakers, in terms of both resistance and the ability to let sound pass through the threads. Kvadrat was up for the challenge and brought solid experience and the ability to think out of the box to the table. In terms of design, our two companies also share the same strive for high-end, Nordic quality. The end-result exceeded our expectations and we are more than satisfied with the collaboration,’ Vifa.