Bang and Olufsen’s BeoSound Shape Wireless Speaker is Wall Art with a Difference

By Paul Joseph

Technology and home interiors have not always been natural bedfellows, but the one company that has done more than most to fuse the two together in perfect harmony is Danish audio experts Bang & Olufsen.

Now they have come up with a stunning wireless speaker called the BeoSound Shape that is so easy on the eye it could well be mistaken for wall art.

Unveiled for the first time at the recent Salone de Mobile design fair in Milan, Italy, the BeoSound Shape speaker system features a distinctive  wall-mounted modular design based around a series of individual hexagonal tiles that clip together in varying patterns, fabrics and colours.

The system requires a minimum of six tiles, but can be scaled up as needed to form bigger honeycomb-like patterns. These panels are covered in wool fabric made by Danish textile brand Kvadrat and are available in a choice of colours including brown, green, pink and dark blue – all of which can be mixed and matched.

Meanwhile behind each removable grille can be found an amplifier, smart hub, speaker or acoustic dampers. The dampener tiles are in place to absorb sound rather than reflecting them, helping the system counteract poor acoustic performance.

The BeoSound Shape is priced at around $4,200 USD and includes a total of eight tiles, including four speakers, two dampeners, an amp, and the BeoSound Core connectivity hub that lets you stream music directly from your phone or tablet.

Founded in Denmark in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, Bang & Olufsen has grown to become one of the world’s most renowned designers of high-end audio products, television sets and telephones.

By Paul Joseph