bang & olufsen and michael anastassiades compose sound installation for LDF 2018

bang & olufsen and michael anastassiades compose sound installation for LDF 2018

celebrating the launch of the mesmerizing beosound edge, bang & olufsen and michael anastassiades create 1/6000, an interactive sound installation during london design festival 2018. the wireless home speaker, which senses your proximity and can be controlled using just your force, re-imagines the sound and aesthetic of interiors. as such, the bespoke installation invites visitors to experience the different qualities of sound, interact with the speakers, and even join designboom for a co-hosted talk with the designers.



live from london, designboom hosted ‘the art of innovation: an evening in conversation with bang & olufsen and michael anastassiades’. moderated by designboom editor kieron marchese, the talk explored topics ranging from the history of the danish audio brand to the background of anastassiades, and from the inspiration, production and revolutionary intuitiveness of the all-new beosound edge speaker to the special sound installation for london design festival 2018. re-live the event from designboom’s video below or, if you have not already, experience the design in person at the brompton design district.




on wednesday september 19 from 6:00pm, designboom hosts ‘the art of innovation: an evening in conversation with bang & olufsen and michael anastassiades’. the event will be streamed live on designboom and our facebook page. but, for those in the british captial, experience the magic and join us at the venue by RSVPing here.

all images courtesy of bang & olufsen



located in london’s brompton design district, the 1/6000 installation is spread across four rooms of a former bank. fittingly, the bang & olufsen beosound edge took inspiration from the classic british £1 coin, whilst the installation’s name references the probability of flipping the coin and it landing on its head. the design, which looks monolithic from afar, appears more and more intriguing as you approach it. the speaker recognizes your proximity and magically lights up to reveal a small set of controls. users can roll it to increase or decrease the volume, literally tipping the scales of interactive on its side.



sounding throughout the installation, austrian composer mauro hertig has crafted a bespoke composition, called ‘liquid contra’, to accentuate the space and speakers. six speakers will each be playing a different part of the symphony as visitors walk around the rooms. at the same time, guests are encouraged to interact and roll the circular designs to alter the volume.



bang & olufsen and michael anastassiades’ 1/6000 installation is open from september 15 to 22 during london design festival 2018. join us for an evening set to be as special as the installation on wednesday september 19 and RSVP here.




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