Bang & Olufsen has just launched a new wireless speaker system, the BeoSound Shape, and Brogue got an exclusive early listen ahead of the launch at Salone de Mobile in Milan. The unique wall mounted design is made up from a series of interlocking hexagonal tiles, each hiding a different audio component. Behind each grille there’s either an amplifier, smart hub, speaker or acoustic dampers. Driving the system is the BeoSound Core hub that offers wireless streaming from all the usual sources Apple Airplay, Chromecast, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth 4.1 as well as the BeoLink system. The sound is also cleverly manipulated to throw music around a room despite the positioning of the speakers. What’s really clever, though, is how B&O has managed to make streaming audio technology look like a form of interior wall art. The killer touch? Each hexagon is covered in Kvadrat cloth from the luxury Danish textile designer. The starter BeoSound Shape package comes as a set of eight tiles – four speakers, one amplifier, one core and two dampeners – but can be expanded to include 11 amplifiers and 44 speaker tiles.
From €4,000 bang-olufsen.com