People People will sponsor hardware and be in the jury of MIDI HACK, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, 17-18/5 2014. MIDI HACK is a 24h hackathon celebrating the protocols (such as midi, osc & cv) and technologies that are the backbone of analog and digital music creation. Read more
The new Monocle, Issue 68 – the Arctic Issue, feature Transparent Speaker as number two on their list of “Top 25 Best homeware”. They are claiming that your home life can be transformed with ideal items such as this friendly speaker solution. We agree!
Check out the latest issue of Swedish FORM magazine. Interesting read about the Swedish maker movement. Industrial Rebels – the new generation that hack the system and set new conditions for design and product development. Read more
We talked the other day about how it would be to live in the “Connected Society”. What would our lives look like when this prophecy slash buzzword becomes reality? We were on our way to our monday lunch gym session and talked about how our efforts at the gym would probably be needed somewhere else in the area, like lifting a piano up some stairs. If only our needs could be connected to someone else’s needs…
Listen to Martin talk about People People and the Transparent Speaker in the Monocle Radio Interview. Here’s a link to the interview. After the short intro commercial you can use the time slider to go straight to the interview 41:35 into the show. Read more
Image courtesy of Mark Sanders
Monocle Radios’ interview with Martin Willers has been moved to Thursday. The Radio Show is called Apertivo and starts at 19:00 CEST (6pm BST). Martins interview will be aired approximately 20 min in. Here’s the link to the event. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the changes.
Martin will talk about the company People People and the Transparent Speaker, displayed during London Fashion Week at Re Present Showroom
This Post has been followed by an update because of broadcast changes. Read more here
Listen in on Martin talking about People People and The Transparent Speaker in Monocles Apertivo Show at 19:00 CEST tonight.
People People innovate and design for clients, and when we feel like it, also for our own production wing. It’s a great feeling when something that we felt so good about as our Transparent Speaker not only get a life through our production company, but also by artists that we admire. Two of these artists are Robyn and Snoop Dogg. Read more
Innovative Swedish recording artist Robyn includes People Peoples Transparent Speaker in her new music video for the song “U Should Know Better” featuring Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg.
Cloister in Milan – Image Courtesy Vogue Italy
The Transparent Speaker Prototype will premiere at Cloister, during the Milan design week – Salone del Mobile. This fall, Cloister will have the exclusive privilege to sell the Transparent Speaker in Milan.
If your intersted in seeing the Speaker prototype, here’s some details and schedule for you.
We are very happy to see some of our favorite magazine writing about us this month. Read more
We did it! Our Transparent Speaker received full funding on Kickstarter and even surpassed it’s funding goals, and finished being 141% funded.
Transparent Speaker will be going into production during this spring, and our continued development is secured. Our first users and backers will be receiving their Transparent Speakers during late spring, and thus the Transparent Community will be started!
Did you miss out on the Kickstarter Campaign? Don’t worry, we’ll soon be giving our new webshop a sneak-premiere over at www.transparentspeaker.com, where both our Assembled Version and DIY Version are available for pre-orders!
We’d like to reach out with a big thank you from the team for supporting us and following us during this journey. We’ll soon be moving into a new chapter for the Transparent Speaker, and we can’t wait to tell you more!
So you’re in a band, and you simply must have a one-off version of our speaker? Maybe your office audio-system isn’t cutting the deal, and you want an exclusive player?
We’re releasing just the thing for you: 10 Custom Faceplate Transparent Speakers!
We’ll take your logotype, illustration or something creative that you send us, and laser-engrave it onto a custom faceplate for your Transparent Speaker.
This will be a limited offer for backers pledging $1000 or more, limited to only our Kickstarter-campaign and will only be available for 10 units.
To get your mind going, we’ve made a few suggestions!
A match made in heaven for our Swedens biggest house export, Swedish House Mafia?
Dear People! We’re happy to announce that Grandpa will be our first retailer for the Transparent Speaker in Sweden, starting late spring!
Grandpa has since 2003 sold great scandinavian & international fashion, interior design & vintage in Stockholm, Gothenburg and on the web.
Not in Sweden? Tell us about the stores close to you that you think we should be in, and we’ll check them out!
We’re glad to announce that our Transparent Speaker is fully funded on Kickstarter!
In 21 days, we’ve reached our set goal of $120,000. But it’s not over just yet, we’ve still got 24 days left of our campaign.
A big thank you is in it’s place to our Backers, Supporters & Friends for helping us make this happen. It’s great to say, the Transparent Speaker will be produced, and most importantly enjoyed. Stay tuned!
Our friends over at VentureBeat just featured the Transparent Speaker in a fantastic review. Saying among others “Not only is the Transparent Speaker beautifully designed and sounds great, but it’s also built to last more or less forever”
But also talking about our appearance with one our earlier Prototypes of the Transparent Speaker, in Will.I.Am and Britney Spears new music video for “Scream & Shout”. The video currently has over 33 million views!
While idea of a repairable, modular speaker has obviously attracted the attention of hackers and tinkerers, it’s also interested pop superstar will.i.am, who featured the speaker in a recent video right before blowing it up. That’s the kind of promotion that you oftentimes can’t even pay for.
Here’s the thing, though: People People has no idea how its speaker got in the video. “It’s strange, and it’s funny, and it’s nice, but we had nothing to do with it,” Brickstad said.
FIRST SIX DAYS ON KICKSTARTER!
We’re now on our sixth day of our 46 in total on Kickstarter and we’ve just reached 60% on Kickstarter! The first six days have been amazing! In only our first 6 hours, we reached 30% of our funding level, and sold out all of our first-stage assembled speakers on our first day. At our Stockholm office we’ve watched and received tons of great input, and also pushed our espresso-machine to the limit.
Big press featured us; Wired called our Transparent Speaker “Gorgeous” and “perfect for someone who wants to add some boom to their room without clunky cubes dissing their design aesthetic”, Engadget said “a potent sound-pusher, but also as a highlight of industrial design” Read more
“We Americans relate to this Scandinavian aesthetic as ‘simplistic’ by our standards (think Ikea furniture or H&M fashions) where unnecessary factors are omitted during the design phase and the engineer promotes functionality over form. In this case, it’s more than likely impossible that this speaker couldn’t fit into your home decor, regardless of personal style.”
-Technologytell.com about our Transparent Speaker
We’re so incredibly moved about the Kickstarter response! Most successful Kickstarter projects reach 30% of their goals within 48 hours – our speaker managed to get there in 4 hours and 55 min. We want to thank everyone for supporting us so far.
All love to ya’ll / People People
Today our speaker is featured in Sköna Hem, one of Swedens largest interior design magazines.