Tivoli Audio Announces the Winner of Its Global Design Challenge


Dec 01, 2010, 08:30 ET from Tivoli Audio

BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, Tivoli Audio sponsored an international graphic design competition open to designers, illustrators, photographers, and students from around the world. Nearly 3,000 designers registered for the contest and design entries based on the Model 10 radio and the Tivoli audio logo were received from 95 countries worldwide. The winning design came from Huan Miao Khoo, age 24, a Malaysian citizen, who is completing his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Sydney in Australia.  Mr. Khoo's design features the Tivoli Audio Model 10, its commemorative 10th anniversary radio, opening like a gift box, revealing meshed wires and a violinist inside.  

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Beginning December 1, the first place winning design will be posted on a 31' x 98' billboard over the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (Broadway at 45th Street) in New York City, and will remain on display during the month of December 2010, until the ball drops on New Year's Eve. The second place winning design was submitted from Italy and the third place winning design came from the UK. Tivoli Audio also awarded a cash stipend to the top three winners of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.  

"It is only fitting that a company that has been so devoted to making design an integral part of its audio products, would invite designers to join Tivoli Audio in marking its 10th Anniversary," said Tom DeVesto, Tivoli Audio CEO and founder.  "We were pleased with the response to the competition, making the final selection challenging."

According to Mr. Khoo, "The inspiration behind the design is that the ultimate goal for audio technology is to push its limits, allowing the listeners to close their eyes and indulge.  The aim was to imagine that a group of musicians were performing live inside of the radio, capturing Tivoli Audio from its inner core perspective."

In honor of Tivoli Audio's 10th Anniversary Year, the Model 10 was created as a beautifully designed, high fidelity digital AM/FM clock audio system in a palette of real furniture grade woods and premium high-gloss finishes. The Model 10 comes in a "Contemporary Collection" featuring Walnut, Cherry, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, and Carmine Red.  The commemorative "Celebration Edition" in Light Aluminum and Anodized Aluminum marks Tivoli Audio's 10th Anniversary Year. The "Designer Collection" features Lines, Chestnut Brown and Frost White designs. It is expandable with an auxiliary input for a CD player, iPhone, iPod or other MP3 player, as well as a mix audio input and record, headphone, and subwoofer outputs.

The Model 10 in the "Contemporary Collection" and the "Celebration Edition" are suggested to retail for $199.99 and $299.99 in stereo with matching companion speaker.  The Model 10 "Designer Collection" is suggested to retail for $249.99 and $379.99 in stereo with matching companion speaker.  Tivoli Audio products are sold nationwide at distinctive retail stores or direct by calling toll- free at 1-877-297-9479 or visiting the company's Web site at www.tivoliaudio.com.

About Tivoli Audio

Tivoli Audio was founded in 2000 with the goal of bringing beautifully designed, simple-to-use, high-quality audio products to the consumer. Started by Tom DeVesto, a highly respected and Hall of Fame designer and leader in the audio industry, Tivoli Audio marks the most recent chapter in Mr. DeVesto's career. Tivoli Audio has brought some of the most innovative, highly-acclaimed audio products to market including the Model One AM/FM Table Radio, Portable Audio Laboratory (PAL), RadioCombo complete stereo system, iSongBook and iYiYi complete music systems with universal docking system for all Apple iPod models, Music System, perhaps the world's best all-in-one stereo system,  NetWorks global audio system as the future of home audio, Model 10 clock audio system, and The Connector, iPod/iPhone universal docking/ recharging device. Tivoli Audio manufactures and markets award-winning signature audio products that have not only broken the sound barrier in terms of high fidelity performance, but are produced in a unique range of colors and furniture grade woods to look as good as they sound. Today, Tivoli Audio products are sold in over 50 countries worldwide.

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