Pre-Meridian hi-fi at V&A Olympics show

AN iconic product designed by the founders of Huntingdon-based top-end audio manufacturers Meridian Audio is to feature in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Spring exhibition, designed to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics.

‘British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age’ will highlight significant moments in the history of British design from the last 60 years.

Included in this prestigious event is the Lecson Audio system created by the co-founders of Meridian in 1974, three years before Allen Boothroyd and Bob Stuart started Meridian Audio in St Ives.

Still led by the two founders, the company, now in Latham Road, Huntingdon, has remained at the cutting edge of audio technology and iconic design.

Allen Boothroyd said: “We are very proud that one of our earliest and most influential products has been selected to be part of this prestigious exhibition. For the Lecson to be shown at the V&A alongside products from other iconic British brands such as Jaguar, Alexander McQueen and Concorde is a privilege. This exhibition represents the rich heritage and the finest craftsmanship of British manufacturing.”