KEF Blade: From Concept to Reality
KEF’s Julia Davidson gave an excellent presentation, discussing the company’s efforts in bringing the Blade concept to life.
We listened to Radiohead’s “All I Need” from the great In Rainbows, and the song seemed to have more swagger than I’m used to, more grip, more pull, a way of reaching out and reeling in.
“That sounds good,” smiled Julia.
“You’re one of the designers?” I asked.
“Yes,” she nodded. “I worked on the cabinet materials. The concept version used carbon fiber, but we revised it to this glass-reinforced polymer.”
“It’s sort of unusualI mean, refreshingto meet a female hi-fi designer.”
“Yes, it is unusual, but I think that’s going to change.”
“Why do you think that?”
“Because women had been discouraged from pursuing the sciences and engineering for so long, but that’s no longer true.”
“Cool,” I nodded. “May I take your picture?”
“Your outfit matches the speaker.”
“Did you plan that?”
“No, it was just a coincidence.”
“Sometimes the best things are products of complete chance.”
Then I shut up and took the picture.