MUSIC AND ART, AS YOU LIKE IT
Superb sound and improved indoor acoustics meets customisable design in Beosound Shape, an innovative and stylish home audio system by Bang & Olufsen.
Created in collaboration with Danish designer Øivind Alexander Slaatto, Beosound Shape is a wireless, wallmounted, modular speaker system that allows you to design your own bespoke home audio using a series of stylish, lightweight hexagonal tile modules that can be arranged to suit your individual interior and sound needs.
Slaatto who studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music prior to designing, and whose appreciation for music drives his approach to design, says, “The indoor climate is all-important to our well-being. One aspect is light. Another factor is air quality. But equally important are the acoustics, as they impact us on both a physical and psychological level.”
The system, which provides harmonious sound, and superior indoor acoustics, consists of a Beosound Core processor, speakers, amplifiers and acoustic dampers that are each discreetly hidden within a hexagonal tile module made of lightweight composite casing. These casings are fitted with beautiful fabric covers, including exclusive options by renowned Danish textile brand Kvadrat.
The tiles can be placed together in an endless combination to create visually captivating, three-dimensional, wall-art in homes, offices, hotels, or commercial spaces, so you can mix and match as you wish to develop interesting feature walls in your interior projects. The acoustic damper modules can also double-up as storage cubbies where cables, power strips, or power adapters can be hidden, for a streamline, clutter-free look.
Not only is Beosound Shape aesthetically pleasing, and an interior
designer’s dream come true, it also delivers top tier audio experiences with immersive sound staging, intelligent sound distribution, and resonance absorbing effects that improve indoor sound quality. Equipped with Bang & Olufsen’s unique wireless speaker systems, Beosound Shape can improve indoor acoustics even when it is not switched on.
Using a unique Bang & Olufsen upmixing algorithm, Beosound Shape creates a crisp and precise soundscape that places the vocal performer at the centre, and the instruments to the side. Rather than optimising sound in a single, fixed position, the multiple speaker modules deliver a concert-like soundstage that can be enjoyed from all parts of a room or space.
The Beosound Core connectivity hub that’s concealed within one of the hexagonal modules, enables high quality, wireless streaming from mobile devices via technologies such as Airplay, Chromecast built-in or Bluetooth. The system also includes multi-room functionality, so it can be connected with other Bang & Olufsen products to present different music in different rooms, or allow one tune to flow through your entire home. Beosound Shape can also be operated via the B&O App.
Each Beosound Shape configuration can be uniquely altered to suit your specific requirements. Whether you want to enhance the acoustics in a large room with hard surfaces, or create an intimate soundscape in a cozy lounge space, Beosound Shape lets you enjoy off the wall music, just the way you like it.
Using Bang & Olufsen’s easy and fun online configuration tool, you can choose from ten stylish fabric colours, and start building your own system based on your sound and space requirements, and design preferences. With unlimited set-ups available, Beosound Shape offers ultimate creative freedom to design-savvy, audio afficionados. Beosound Shape now available in Hong Kong at Bang & Olufsen stores below Elements | Festival Walk | Causeway Bay | ifc mall