Bang & Olufsen’s Rare Speakers At Auction

BeoSound 1

Five one-of-a-kind editions of Bang & Olufsen’s pioneering BeoSound 1 wireless speaker system will be auctioned online on Sotheby’s website for somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000.
Innovative in both form and function, BeoSound 1 features a sleek conical body that provides exceptional 360-degree sound dispersion. More than just a speaker, BeoSound 1 is a remarkable piece of design. The five lots included in this auction are particularly covetable as each features a unique color that has not been produced beyond these singular examples.

BeoSound 1

Despite its seemingly simple appearance, BeoSound 1’s design is an engineering feat that employs the full breadth of Bang & Olufsen’s technical prowess. The speaker’s modernist silhouette, created by award-winning industrial designer Torsten Valeur, is sheathed in aluminium — a material that provides unparalleled acoustics but is notoriously difficult to work with. Bang & Olufsen’s Danish factory has been at the forefront of aluminium manufacturing since the 1950s, and these five speakers are the culmination of more than a half a century of research and development. The distinctive hues that wash these models are achieved through a complex technique called anodizing. Anodizing aluminium may sound like a standard industrial process, but it is an art form that has been used in the work of visual artists such as Donald Judd and Robert Ryman. These one-of-a-kind collectables were created to celebrate the launch of BeoSound 1 in 2016 and display the mastery of Bang & Olufsen’s craftsmen.

BeoSound 1

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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