Home audio is the latest domain to be given a luxe makeover. With an exhibition showing David Bowie photographs by Mick Rock, artist-designed ‘listening rooms,’ complete with art house tomes and graphic wallpaper, and a space for talks by industry figures, Europe’s first ever Sonos store is offering more than just a place to buy speakers.
The California-based company has been revolutionary in bringing to the market integrated home audio systems, including the latest, Sonos One, which is voice activated.
The space, located in Seven Dials, contains two listening rooms designed by artists Camille Walala and Neil Raitt. One, with pink and green palm tree wallpaper, the other with a jaunty print reminiscent of the 1980s Memphis Movement, allow customers to sample the various Sonos products, and stream their own music in the space.