Bang & Olufsen, a brand known for incredibly designed and incredibly expensive range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, and multimedia products, designed a modular sound system that is pushing the limits between technology and interior design. The BeoSound Shape is a wall-mounted wireless speaker system made of modular hexagonal panels, designed by Danish designer Øivind Alexander Slaatto. The beautiful selection of coloured covers are the result of a Bang & Olufsen partnership with a Danish textile designer Kvadrat.

Behind each tile is a removable grille that features either an amplifier, smart hub, speaker or acoustic damper. Modular panels make this speaker system flexible in its configuration on the wall. Different patterns, different colours, but the sound remains excellent due to the Bang & Olufsen’s algorithm which distributes the signals across the speakers, making the correlated signal appear in the centre from every listening position.

It’s all rosy and fantastic until we come the price. But that’s life, right? So, for now I’ll just enjoy the pictures and imagine a perfect configuration for my future exclusive home filled with designer masterpieces.

Above: Overgaard & Dyrman workshop

Denmark more or less equals good design. There’s a whole lot of great designers in the country and countless businesses that do their best to export that good design to the world. One of the great things about visiting Copenhagen is that you can see that great design by yourself. 3daysofdesign event made doing just that a lot easier in the past few years. Designers and businesses open the doors of their studios and workshops for the public for three days every spring. There are dozens of places you can visit and numerous events you can attend. They even have a free bus and boat that you can use to get from one location to the other.

uno form showroom

Above: uno form showroom

nyt i bo store

Above: nyt i bo store

File Under Pop studio

Above: File Under Pop studio

Hay store

Above: Hay store

Heidi attended 3daysofdesign this year and we’ll show you some of the things we saw in the coming weeks and months. For a start here’s a promotional video from this years event and some photos we made. It goes without saying: we highly recommend visiting Copenhagen between May 24th and 26th next year when the next event is scheduled.

Chip by a Swedish brand Minus tio is a stylish yet modest coat rack, that has everything you need from a coat rack in a hallway, but without the fuss. It has a shelf-basket inspired by the traditional Swedish chip basket they use when picking mushrooms.

Their products reflect Scandinavian aesthetic and heritage and are thought thru to the final detail.

I like the simple things in life. And this coat rack is just that. Simple but it does it’s job. And that’s it. Beautiful, right?

via: Design Milk

 

These pins are adorable. Tokyo based Duncan Shotton Design Studio wants to bring a bit of outer space to our homes and I think it’s a cute idea.

But what else can one say about a push-pin? Well these pins are actually little works of art. For each pin they mold the shape of the planet and then they’re painted by hand. Once painted, the pins are assembled in their display cases, which are also serial numbered. And that’s impressive, for someone to put so much work into a few tiny pins.

I sincerely hope this is a joke. A bluetooth enabled salt shaker that plays music plus you can use it for mood lighting. Again – I sincerely hope this is a joke. A California-based “lifestyle” company called Herb & Body (apparently without a website) wants to finance the insane product through Indiegogo crowdfunding platform from June 15 on.

Some googling dug up an old PR document from 2015 which describes the same product from the same company but with some more sane (not by much) specs. It was supposed to be the worlds first digital salt dispenser. It was supposed to help consumers measure, track and control their salt consumption. A couple of years later they apparently decided to up the ante with a speaker and some LEDs.

Coming soon. Price tag as well.

via: Food & Wine

We thought vinyl records were dead at one point and boy were we wrong. A Lithuanian company called BrainMonk is apparently betting on the same thing happening with audio cassettes. They might be on to something, since according to Billboard cassette album sales in the United States increased by 74% in 2016.  Wow is all I can say to that. I sincerely doubt it but you can’t really argue with the design concept of Elbow – it looks great and even kind of cool.

Elbow Cassette Player

I’d buy it. I don’t know what I’d use it for since most of my cassette collection is likely ripe for trash right now. But I’d buy it.

via: Ško Ro

Nox is a portable luminaire by Zurich-based designer Alfredo Häberli for a Danish brand Astep. This simple night lamp looks almost too simple, but it has an advantage. It has a wireless charging system with induction technology, so you can use it unplugged. You can carry it around wherever you need light both indoors and outdoors. It’s touch dimmer makes the Nox light versatile. It offers anything from a cozy soft light at a dinner party or a brighter light for reading. And that’s it. Do you need more from a lamp? I don’t think so.

You probably know the no-brand design of Muji and you probably know that the products it makes come in all varieties and sizes. From stationary and clothes to kitchen appliances and at one point even a car. Well you can now add a prefabricated house to that list. True to form the Muji Hut is both minimal and stylish and can be yours for a mere €25,000 complete with construction at the location of your choosing. That is of course as long as you live in Japan. Bummer.

P.S.: Not really sure what the toilet situation is. It looks like you’re going to have to put the hut near some bushes…

via: SoraNews24