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    PRODUCT WATCH: Mixing Beer and music to create sustainable sound waves

    A Scottish craft brewer has collaborated with a digital audio device manufacturer to create signature SuperConnect radio…

    Following Hotel Designs’ month putting sustainability under the spotlight, a Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has collaborated with Revo to produce its latest item from its ‘Project Ampersand’ collection, which is a new sustainable SuperConnect radio.

    In order to ensure the new device was fully sustainably designed, Revo took oak staves from the Original brewer’s barrels and hand-crafted them into solid hardwood cabinets.

    “I think for many people, ourselves included, there’s a strong connection between music and beer so it wasn’t difficult to draw parallels between what we do and what Innis & Gunn do,” said David Baxter, Revo CEO.“ We took a trip to the cooperage on Speyside early on in the process, and left with a pretty good idea of the direction we wanted to take with the project.

    “Clean, light oak provides a lovely contrast to the black anodised aluminium.” – David Baxter, Revo CEO

    “The Ampersand SuperConnect turned out great and really captures the character of the Original barrel. Clean, light oak provides a lovely contrast to the black anodised aluminium, and the solid wood cabinet brings increased warmth and tone which improves the sound. We had a lot of fun making it, and we can’t wait to see what people think of it.”

    Hands on the wooden radio

    Image credit: Revo/Innis & Gunn

    Hand making the cabinets in this way results in a richer sound and means each cabinet is also unique, with every piece displaying a slightly different colour and grain pattern. Each is laser etched with the coordinates of the yard where the staves for the casing were sourced.

    In order to check out the latest technology products on the hospitality market, Hotel Designs is a proud partner for Hospitality Tech and Innovation Forum, which next year takes place on January 27 at Hilton London Canary Wharf. If you would like more information on how to attend, please contact Emily Gallagher or Lucia Gulisano. To enquire about exhibiting, please contact the project consultant of the event Toby Wand

    Main image credit: Innis & Gunn/Revo

    Hamish Kilburn / 04.11.2019

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