Technology and tradition make for sound design

Multimedia entertainment systems for living areas are taking on new and unexpected forms.

Today, living rooms feature multimedia entertainment systems alongside more traditional objects such as books and ornaments. Storage units are moving towards less minimalist forms with rounded edges, made of wood or lacquer.

Beosound Stage from Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen’s new Beosound Stage is available in a number of different finishes. “We created Beosound Stage as a powerful soundbar that doesn’t rely on a subwoofer or satellites to create an immersive experience. The first time you hear Beosound Stage, the impact of the deep, powerful sound hits you immediately. And the simple minimalistic Scandinavian design makes it stand out like a piece of furniture. It is simply clean, elegant and powerful,” said Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.

Standard by Bensen

Standard by Bensen is a console with two drawers, a centre flip-down door and a platform base. A supporting fin separates the base from the body and enables flexible storage with a weightless appearance. Cable management and considerable open storage space makes Standard well-suited to media components.

Cube400 from Architettura Sonora

Cube400 is an omnidirectional sound diffuser that sits at the top of AS range. It celebrates clear-cut lines and discreet elegance and is available in various combinations of materials, offering a wide choice of sound modules that are ready to harmonise with different landscapes and settings.

The Farns from Walter Knoll

On the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school, Walter Knoll has launched The Farns. The sideboard by Eoos pays tribute to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his iconic Farnsworth House. The Farns plays with light and shade, shape and geometry, wood and glass, and looks like a modern spacious bungalow. It is open on all sides, transparent and accessible with mirrored panels that make the inside seem endless.