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.