KEF Blade: From Concept to Reality

JA would have lost his mind.

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 unusual—I mean, refreshing—to 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.”

“I know.”

“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.

Amadeo's picture

any comments on the Blade and Muon Stephen? hey, nice chick. keep it up!

Stephen Mejias's picture

It sounded awesome. At least on that one track I heard. (The Muons were on static display.)