Through Y Studios we developed special color ways for the SONOS Play 1. We designed and supported the implementation of the Limited Edition series by working intensely with vendors in China and US to preserve and control the quality of the CMF intent.
SONOS | Blue Note
Designed in collaboration with Sonos, this limited edition PLAY:1 was created to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, the premier jazz record label. Staying true to the Blue Note aesthetic, the design features a smooth vertical fade from dark navy to cerulean blue, reflecting the deep bass and richly detailed highs and lows that come through the immersive sound of the PLAY:1.
Comes in a refined “absolute black” or “pristine white”. The monochromatic tone-on-tone CMF in a soft-touch finish allows the speaker to fit into rooms where it should be heard more than seen. The minimalist approach is a rethink on technology in the home, focusing on the essentials of simple forms with innate powerful performance.
In development of the SONOS and Blue Note collaboration we strive to hit the right mood. We attempted to capture the emotion that the jazz and blues made you feel, the atmosphere of being in a jazz club, the lighting, sound, power and attitude.
In the development of these product a lot of challenges arose. Accomplishing a consistent fade on the grill was something the design team and I had to sign off on. A huge challenge with both editions was matching the metal grill to the plastic caps ends, due to different sub-straight material I went to the factories to aid in tuning the color to get it as close as possible.
The monochromatic tone-on-tone CMF in a soft-touch finish allows the speaker to fit into rooms where it should be heard more than seen.