Vifa design team
Upholstery textile: Clara
High-end Danish audio manufacturer Vifa has introduced four 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.
Named after cities of the North
Reykjavik is Vifa’s latest addition and their smallest Bluetooth speaker. Available in classical Kvadrat wool it combines beautiful aesthetics with 360-degree sound. 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.
Specially engineered audio textiles
A special version of Clara in a wide selection of colours is used on the Copenhagen and Stockholm models. Reykjavik and Helsinki feature new fabric designs with a special weave and is available in several natural hues.
’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.