Sonos has announced a partnership with Danish design brand HAY, to introduce new colourways for their popular Sonos One smart speaker, which “explores the intersection of colour, sound and design in the home.”
Available in September 2018, an exclusive run of three HAY Sonos One colours in red, green and yellow—to match the HAY palette—will be available for $229 USD at Sonos flagship stores in New York City, London, Berlin and the HAY House in Copenhagen, along with Sonos.com.
Tad Toulis, VP Design, Sonos, said in a statement to iPhone in Canada, “Sonos’ product design philosophy focuses on achieving the elegant integration of domestic life and sound design. We strive toward this goal without compromising on acoustics, connectivity, or the listener experience. Our speakers aren’t designed to claim attention, they are designed blend naturally into their surroundings.”
Today’s announcement was made in Milan’s Palazzo Clerici in Italy, where Sonos and HAY unveiled the HAY for Sonos Limited Edition collection, demonstrating various soundscapes, while also partnering with British artist, Trevor Jackson, to create unique sound installations as part of an exhibit at 2018 Milan Design Week.
“For me color is one of the most important tools in the design process, and it was very important we didn’t just create a color scale that looked beautiful. Colors can hide completely and disappear or provide contrast – creating ranges in more colors produces more impact and opportunities for mixing items in the home. These speakers deserve to be treated like furniture; strong, independent objects that can blend in or stand out – functional accessories for any room that fit different needs and different spaces,” said Mette Hay, Co-founder, HAY, in a statement.
The Sonos One currently is available for $249.99 CAD in black or white, and supports Amazon’s Alexa, while it will support AirPlay 2 when it’s ready, plus Google Assistant as well, coming soon.
Canadians looking to buy a limited edition HAY Sonos One? The company told iPhone in Canada in a statement, “International availability will be announced closer to launch.” We’ll have more details with local pricing when available, so stay tuned.