PAUL COCKSEDGE STUDIO TO CELEBRATE THE VAMP STEREO AND THE VAMP SPEAKER LAUNCH AT DESIGNJUNCTION DURING LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

Award-winning Paul Cocksedge Studio just introduced two new revolutionary products – The Vamp Stereo and The Vamp Speaker on Kickstarter. This launch is the latest step in the studio’s three-year-long mission to bring back great sound to old speakers. To mark the occasion, the studio is continuing its longstanding relationship with designjunction by acting as the official sound partner for their London Design Festival from 22 – 25 September at King’s Cross.

The official press event will occur on 22/9/16 from 9:30 to 11:00am. (RSVP press@starscreamcommunications.co.uk).

This effort began with the launch of The Vamp – a multi award-winning audio device that transforms any old speaker into a great-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker – at the London Design Festival in 2013. The Festival coincided with a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, which eventually led to more than 10,000 units being sold worldwide.

The Vamp is a cleanly designed cube shaped device with an inner magnet that allows it to stick to the side of a speaker. The internal battery can power any size speaker for over 10 hours, which means no wires or clutter. The Vamp can also receive sound by connecting to any Bluetooth device within 10m. With The Vamp, the old supports the new, which helps to bring life back to millions of existing speakers, producing incredible sound at an affordable price.

Using feedback from their Kickstarter backers, the team behind Paul Cocksedge Studio has now created The Vamp Stereo, which has the same functionalities as The Vamp but with more muscle. It can now be hooked up to two speakers for stereo sound and produces two times the sound. The second product, The Vamp Speaker, is for all of those who loved the idea of The Vamp, but did not have their own speaker to connect it to. The Vamp Speaker has been made to work perfectly with The Vamp Stereo in both its aesthetic and function––all while lessening electronic waste. The speaker’s box is made out of a sustainable OSB board and the electronic components are made out of recycled materials. It can also be connected to up to two additional speakers, allowing for louder and deeper sound configurations, stereo separation, and provides even more incentive for backers to save a speaker.

The two devices continue to propel the studio's efforts to prevent electronic waste and raise awareness around this global issue. In 2014 the studio launched the #SaveASpeaker campaign, where they offered hand-picked speakers to anyone who ordered The Vamp through their website––saving more than 3,000 speakers from a recycling centre in total.

“When we learnt that 10,000 speakers a month are sent to one recycling centre alone, we were inspired and knew we had to continue the journey and go further with The Vamp. We listened to our customers who wanted it to be louder and have stereo sound. They also told us that many of them didn’t have old speakers, which is why we designed The Vamp Speaker. The sustainable aspect has kept the speaker on-message with the spirit of The Vamp, which is reusing and recycling.”

Guests at the London Design Festival will be able to experience these enhancements first hand. In addition to selling the original version of The Vamp at discounted prices in The Canopy, the studio will act as official sound partner for the event, and will be providing music for the VIP areas and café at the Cubit House at designjuction. As part of London Design Festival, The Vamp Speaker and The Vamp Stereo will launch among an array of some of the most cutting edge new products, in an environment that truly celebrates the difference good design can make. 

For more information, contact richard@starscreamcommunications.co.uk

Watch the Vamp story at https://youtu.be/f8C20TiKbC8

Kickstarter Link to include in media coverage: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1238747394/the-vamp-stereo-speaker-bring-back-the-sound?ref=nav_search


THE VAMP STEREO SPECS

Dimensions: L 80 x W 70 x H 70 mm

Weight: Approx. 400 grams

Material: ABS plastic casing

Battery: 3.7V rechargeable lithium polymer

Bluetooth range: Approx. 10m range

Play time: Approx. 10 + hours

Audio Inputs: 3.5mm jack to jack

Connectivity: Wireless

Supported Audio Formats: MP3

Connections: Wireless or wired connection with provided cables

THE VAMP SPEAKER SPECS

Dimensions: L 340 x W 200 x H 130 mm

Weight: Approx. 2000 grams

Material: OSB board and electronics

Connectivity: Wireless

All Photos: ©Mark Cocksedge 

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Paul Cocksedge Studio was founded in 2004 by Paul Cocksedge and Joana Pinho. With a strong and dedicated team of collaborators, the Studio has won national and international acclaim for its original and innovative design, underpinned by research into the limits of technology, materials and manufacturing processes. The key feature of the Studio’s work, in everything from product design to architectural projects, is a focus on simplicity and imagination in order to create unique people-centred designs. At the core of this focus lies an unrelenting attention to detail, a willingness to question previous assumptions about design, and an eagerness to take on a wide-ranging array of projects.