Today, we’re introducing the Sonos Studio, an acoustically-designed gallery that celebrates music listening and serves as the best place in Los Angeles to experience Sonos first-hand. The space explores the intersection of music, art and technology by hosting exhibitions, intimate concerts, listening parties, film screenings, lectures, workshops and more.
The 4,000 square foot studio, located in LA’s La Brea Art and Design District, is a sonically-tuned venue with custom-built seven-degree canted gallery walls, strategically placed pyramidal sound-dispersing foam tiles, and a purposefully built listening room – all designed to build the best place to listen to music, Sonos-style.
To create a fully-realized L.A. community space, we joined forces with a team of local designers, businesses and artists. The studio architecture was designed by Rania Alomar of RA-DA. The interior designers at The Studio Collective turned the Listening Room into a comfortable lounge space with ideal acoustic properties. Coffee Commissary, the neighborhood coffee shop, created the gourmet coffee bar installation. Venice-based Knibb Design designed beautiful custom-built furniture, and skateboarding legend Natas Kaupas put together a skateboard “lending library” with a hand-picked playlist to match each deck. Other studio partners include 3LCD (digital projection), Gibson Guitars (instruments), Heineken, and Stewart Filmscreen (cinema screens).
The Sonos Studio acts as a true gallery space, which will play host to a series of exhibitions, all free and open to the public during regular hours (Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6PM). The inaugural exhibition, Center of Attention, an interactive sound installation by Los Angeles artist Luke Fischbeck, begins Sunday, May 13th. Throughout each exhibition, we’ll celebrate listening with a number of events, including a listening party with reggae legend Jimmy Cliff to celebrate his forthcoming album “REBIRTH.” Plus, an Opening Party featuring the music of Bleached and a DJ set from Questlove.