Latest Artcoustic News
18th October 2017
BARR x Artcoustic
Restaurant Barr is the latest culinary project from the renowned NOMA chef, René Redzepi & Thorsten Schmidt (restaurant Malling & Schmidt). Barr draws its inspiration from the eating and drinking traditions of the North Sea. The name Barr is an old Irish word for “crops” and an old Nordic word for “barley”.
Designed by world-renowned Norwegian Architect Firm, Snøhetta, Artcoustic was chosen as the preferred speaker due to the brands high-quality sound performance and ability to completely customise the speakers to fit the design requirements of the project. Senior Interior Architect at Snøhetta, Peter Girgis, was able to specify the exact paint colour, enabling us to deliver customised, colour matched speakers for the entire restaurant.
The space has been divided into a dining area, where Target SL speakers feature throughout, alongside a bar area with a more powerful set-up, including Diablo SL speakers and an Impact 1 Subwoofer. Barr is located at the iconic waterfront space which, until recently, was home to the famous NOMA.
IMPACT SL 1 SUBWOOFER
4th October 2017
CEDIA AWARD WINNERS 2017
Artcoustic cinemas receive two awards for Best Home Cinema at CEDIA Awards 2017.
Philharmonic AV were awarded for Best Home Cinema within the category of under £40,000 alongside Pyramid AV who took home the award for Best Home Cinema in the category of £40,000 - £120,000.
“We are very proud of our dealers for the outstanding projects they have created using our loudspeakers and to have been recognised by an awarding body of such high status within the home technology industry. These are exactly the kind of awards that excel the Artcoustic brand to the next level and something that we have been working towards for many years" - Patricia Ljungberg, Co-Founder & CEO.
Exceeding expectations for this year’s venue, the awards ceremony was held at the famous Warner Bros Studio London, giving guests exclusive “behind the scenes” access to ’The Making of Harry Potter.’ The perfect venue to celebrate the best of design and innovation in home technology.
Congratulations to all our dealers who were nominated and awarded!
28th September 2017
CEDIA EXPO SAN DIEGO 5-9 SEPTEMBER 2017
We would like to thank everyone who managed to visit us during CEDIA expo in San Diego from 5 - 9 September. CEDIA Expo brings together more than 20,000 home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors to the leading event in smart and home technology.
The design of the stand space is part of the latest 'refresh' of the look and feel of the Artcoustic branding. This space and show was really a perfect opportunity for us to strip it right back to basics, showing the products in the most honest way, re-introducing the collection and highlighting the clean, minimalistic and refined Scandinavian design ethos. We also introduced the latest model in the Architect SL range, the 2-1 PAS, along side very recent launches including Target Mini SL, SL TAAA and CPH-10 Passive.
We met some fantastic new faces, and have some great potential projects in the pipeline.
If you didn't make it, you can see pictures of the stand space below:
21st September 2017
CEDIA AWARDS 2017 SHORTLISTED FINALISTS
The prestigious CEDIA Awards celebrate excellence in home technology design, installation and integration across the globe. Setting the standard for industry professionals across the CEDIA industry, these stunning projects are the creme de la creme of smart home installations.
We are absolutely over the moon about Artcoustic speakers being nominated for 5 out of 10 categories within ‘Best Home Cinema’. A huge congratulations to our dealers who have used our speakers to create the incredible projects that have been selected for these awards!
Best Home Cinema £40k and under
Finite Solutions (UK)
Philharmonic (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Best Home Cinema £40k - £120k
New Wave AV (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Sound Sense (India)
Pyramid AV (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Bespoke Home Cinemas (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Smartcomm (UK) - using Artcoustic speakers
Best Home Cinema £120k - £240k
Clever Association (UK)
Finite Solutions (UK)
The 2017 global installation winners will be recognised at the CEDIA EMEA awards event in 29 September 2017, held in London alongside our dealers with our fingers and toes crossed!
24th August 2017
Our new brochure has arrived!
We have been working extensively to bring you a brand new look and feel to our new Artcoustic brochure.
Over the coming months we will be implementing the new look and feel across all platforms so keep an eye out for updates.
21st June 2017
Artcoustic @ Concerts
Aura X Artcoustic - Official Release Party
Last Friday saw the release party to one of Denmark’s most renowned stars, Aura Dione. Hosted at the Frederica Furniture showroom in central Copenhagen, we provided a bespoke set up for the exclusive event, which welcomed around 150 VIP guests to the official launch of her new album ‘Can’t Steal the Music’.
Artcoustic were proud to sponsor Sound for Aura's rainbow-themed live event, providing two of our bespoke Spitfire 16-8’s alongside 2 PS4 subs. We also created Aura themed speaker covers for our two existing sets of 8-4 SL speakers that remain the permanent Audio solution as part of the Frederica Furniture showroom, in Løvstræde in central CPH.
Keep up to date via social media for future music collaborations with Aura and other artists alike.
3rd May 2017
Lazzoni presents Artcoustic
during NYCxDESIGN, this May
The Turkish brand, Lazzoni, will bring together art, design, sound and furniture in celebration of New York Design Week with an exciting line-up.
Artist Beril Ates will showcase her new collection, SALT, alongside lighting by FEYZ Studio, sound by Artcoustic Loudspeakers and new pieces from the Lazzoni 2017 collection.
Come and join us for Champagne & Hors d'oeuvres
Thursday, May 11th 18:00 - 21:00
154 West 18th Street NYC Lazzoni Showroom, Chelsea
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
25th January 2017
Artcoustic is audio-partner in Fredericia Furniture's new showroom in Copenhagen
Artcoustic loudspeakers that combine design and world-class sound quality becomes part of Fredericia Furniture's new showroom.
It will now be possible for Danish customers to experience the internationally renowned Danish speakers in Copenhagen, when Fredericia's large design showroom opens in Løvstræde no. 1 in the inner city.
Artcoustic shows three different systems with two speakers and a subwoofer in each, which are color-matched to the interior of Fredericia showroom. Artcoustics speakers are a permanent installation which is also designed to be able to play for parties and events in the whole space.
"We are very pleased that Fredericia has chosen us as their audio partner and to be a part of Fredericia's new showroom in the old post office. Artcoustic is now visible also in Denmark, which is a new market for us, although we are a Danish company" says Artoustic director, Patricia Ljungberg.
Artcoustic is an Internationally known Danish company founded in 1998 that produces some of the best speakers in the world. The company is at the forefront in terms of technological innovation and design to offer the best possible sound experience. In addition to high-end sound quality Artcoustic is the only brand that gives the customer full control over the design, since speaker colour and speaker front design is optional. This makes the speaker an integral part of the decor of your home, and gives customers the opportunity to create the look they want.
With the greatest respect for the music, and in accordance with Danish tradition of design and speaker technology Artcoustic has created a suite of beautiful speakers that wakes proper attention among audiophiles and aesthetes. Artcoustic products have the same quality regardless of the size, and are available for both private homes and cinemas as well as everything from meeting rooms to auditoriums.
Artcoustic sells its speakers in more than 35 countries with primary markets in UK, Asia and the United States.
11th September 2016
Artcoustic Sponsors Copenhagen world Music Festival Event
In 1977, NASA sent the spacecraft Voyager 1 and 2 in the universe on a mission in outer space in search of clues and signs of intelligent life. With them on board, they had a CD for playback in the event that they were to encounter intelligent life out there in eternity. This CD, The Golden Record, contained different fragments of sound here from the ground, for example, the sound of a creaking carriage, children greeting in languages f the world, the sound of thunder and the sound of the finest man-made music, including a Bulgarian folk song.
The Voyager spacecraft recorded the interaction between the solar wind and the magnetosphere of other planets and moons in our solar system, and NASA has converted these vibrations into sounds that are within the human spectrum. This makes it possible to hear the heavenly distinct tones.
The concert in Koncertkirken in Copenhagen, created by Thomas Agergaard and performed by himself and the choir Usmifka, is a meeting between the Bulgarian sounds and voices from space.
28th June 2016
Artcoustic Launches new product line-up
The Artcoustic Product Line-up has been streamlined and simplified. Some of the models in the SL Series have been eliminated and instead the SL Series follow the models from the Spitfire Series by creating these models and configurations into the SL finish and screen options. The Spitfire series cabinet is still only available in Black. See the entire series here: SL Series & Spitfire Series.
SL Series 12-16, 16-8 & 24-12 in white SL finish and Spitfire Series 12-16, 16-8 & 24-12 in black Spitfire finish.
15th June 2016
Derek Kaplan new artist in the Artcoustic Art Gallery
We are proud to welcome New York based artist Derek Kaplan to the Artcoustic Art Gallery!
Derek Kaplan is a Zimbabwean-born artist now living and working in New York City. As a young boy growing up in Southern Africa, Derek was inspired by the colors and the natural beauty of the tropical grasslands that make up the African savanna. Rainfall was infrequent during the long dry season, but when it came, the clouds and storms that accompanied it inspired Derek’s earliest paintings.
Derek Kaplan in his and Fredrik Eklund's new Manhattan home together with Artcoustic Director, Patricia Ljungberg, showing Derek's art work on Artcoustic loudspeaker screens.
erek’s philosophy of art is simple: he thrives on abstract painting as it allows his carefree spirit the freedom to create acting on impulse, driven by instinct. He desires to create visceral works that engage his viewer, triggering a sensory response and strong emotion within them. He aims to create artworks that come to life, almost becoming their own life form, while pleasuring the eye and hinting at a world that lies deep beyond the surface of his paintings.
It is through painting that Derek shares his soul and his own personal discovery with the world. He continues to invent his story by painting.
Go to Derek Kaplan's page in Artcoustic Art Gallery to see all his available pieces.
11th May 2016
Artcoustic Loudspeakers Exhibiting in New York at designjunction For The First Time - 13-15 May 2016
Artcoustic Loudspeakers are exhibiting for the first time in New York at designjunction + Dwell on Design. We will be displaying our Target SL and Diablo SL speakers in Farrow and Ball shades, showing how to integrate Artcoustic's slim wall-hanging speakers with the interior design in the same colours as the walls.
The designjunction show is a platform for commercial and cultural design that has firmly cemented its reputation as the leading destination for design and culture in key design territories.
For the first time also, designjunction will partner with Dwell on Design for NYCxDESIGN.
The show will take place within the warehouse-style ArtBeam venue in New York’s cultural hotspot, Chelsea and is set to be the city’s most vibrant design destination.
25th April 2016
Artcoustic Marks 20 Years In The Business - CEPro News.
With a lifespan in the market approaching 20 years, Artcoustic is no longer the new kid on the block. With its combination of Danish style and high-quality audio, Artcoustic has become one of the go to companies providing consistent innovation to installers.
17th March 2016
Artcoustic Loudspeakers featured in Danish business newspaper Børsen
Click image to read the full interview with Artcoustic Director, Patricia Ljungberg (Danish language).
18th September 2015
Artcoustic Loudspeakers Sponsor Tom Dixon Multiplex and designjunction during
London Design Festival 2015
Artcoustic will be present at the Tom Dixon MULTIPLEX, which will be located at The Old Selfridges Hotel September 18th - October 15th. The Multiplex is an immersive, multi-sensory department store of tomorrow. Held to coincide with four of the most important events on London’s creative calendar, MULTIPLEX brings together design, technology, fashion, film and interiors to explore how the future of retail might look, sound, taste, smell and feel. Artcoustic will be setting up their flagship speakers in the Multiplex Cinema and DJ area.
The designjunction show is a platform for commercial and cultural design. Their aim is to connect the very best brands with their customers. They do this by presenting contemporary design against industrial backdrops, breaking the mould of the traditional trade show. At the designjunction, Artcoustic will be providing speakers to areas such as, The Upstairs VIP Lounge, The Buyers Lounge, and at their own Stand at The Central Saint Martin College. Visit us at stand L0/11a Sept 24th - Sept 27th.
Artcoustic Awarded The best loudspeaker by Smart Building Awards 2015
Voted for by the trade, we are very proud to have won The Smart Building Award 2015 for Best Loudspeakers.
Thank you to all the installers for voting for us!
Paul Cummin and Tom Butler from Artcoustic UK were there to receive the Smart Building Award 2015 for Best Loudspeakers.
Artcoustic awarded AVTech Media Award 2014/15
Artcoustic have received this year’s prestigious AV Tech Media award for the ‘Best High End Speaker System’ for their Spitfire series.
The judges said “Artcoustic’s SL Series of on-wall loudspeakers offers slender cabinets for snug system builds and gloriously impactful sonics, so those with aspirations for a high-end discreet cinema setup should apply. With the sensitivity of the main enclosures tipping 110db (helped by the 12 tweeters and 24 mid range cones), the Danish brand’s flagship model is easy to drive to room-filling SPLs.
The sound created from this 7.2 pack is immense in scale and packed with hard-hitting details. A worthy winner.”
New Impact SL Series Subwoofers
The new Impact SL Series Subwoofers are now shipping, replacing the Panel Sub Micro, Panel Sub Duo and Linax Subwoofers, and offering huge performance improvements.
The flagship Impact SL 3 subwoofer uses three 10” long-throw woofers, combined with our phase optimisation and controlled frequency overlap technology.
The result is a subwoofer that can reproduce low frequency signals accurately and effortlessly, with high power handling and extremely low distortion, right down to 15Hz.
Roc Nation NYC Offices
Artcoustic Loudspeakers have been chosen by Roc Nation, the American entertainment company founded and owned by Jay-Z, for their New York offices. Spitfire 24-12 are installed in the Vice President’s office and the main boardroom.
As the receptionist told us “everyone wants to book the main boardroom as they’re all so impressed with the system installed in there.”
Founded by Jay-Z in 2008, Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company, inclusive of artist management, music publishing, touring, merchandising, film, television and an independent record label.
It has an enviable roster of musicians and sports stars signed to either the record label or management services, including Rihanna, Kanye West, Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, Matthew Dear, HAIM, Santigold, Shakira, Timbaland, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Frank Ocean, as well as of course Jay-Z himself.
Installed by Bryan Bilgore and Sensorium AVR.
TURE No. 8 by Eklund Stockholm New York
Artcoustic Loudspeakers have been installed in all 61 apartments on the address Ture No. 8 in Stockholm, one of Stockholm most exclusive addresses. ESNY says: "There is a total of 61 apartments, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms apartment, all featuring great floor plans, tons of closet space, top of the line appliances, only the most exclusive materials and details, technology which has been developed exclusively for this specific property and tasteful design throughout".
ESNY Magazine Stockholm
Eklund Stockholm New York, the international real estate brokerage specializing in the most exclusive properties has installed Artcoustic Loudspeakers in their offices in Stockholm. They have chosen their own Magazine covers as screens for their 40-30 SL Full Range Multi Room speakers.
Cedia Award 2014
Congratulations to Philharmonic AV for best media room over £15k, and a very well done to Bespoke Cinemas for the highly commended award!
This winner installation used the Artcoustic 120-36 SL left and right channels, the powerful C-2 centre channel and for rear effect the discrete Artcoustic Modulars, all underlined with a powerful Artcoustic Duo Subwoofer.
Artcoustic Supports Dignity
Artcoustic Loudspeakers for Topaz
Artcoustic are proud to have been chosen as the main loudspeakers throughout the incredible Topaz luxury yacht!
Designed by the renowned Tim Heywood, the $700 million superyacht features a full displacement steel hull, a lighter aluminium superstructure and consists of eight floors. Don’t forget to count in three swimming pools, a gym, jacuzzi, cinema and not one but two helipads. Basically, anything and everything you could ever want.
5 stars in Home Cinema Choice
Artcoustic Spitfire Series receives 5 out of 5 stars and reference status in Home Cinema Choice Magazine!
"One for your shortlist - If you're serious about home cinema at the premium level and are planning a projectorbased dedicated room, then these need to be on your shortlist.
The newly slimmed-down design (the original Spitfire models were nearly twice as deep) will make them easier than ever to install, and Artcoustic's modular approach means the brand, or your installer, should be able to specify the configuration that's most apt for your space (and you therefore may find a more affordable package)."