Ah, Bang & Olufsen. Seen whenever a set designer needs to add retro-future design touches to an 80s minimalist apartment, often found in the shag-pads of the rich and single (or wannabe single), they’ve pumped out hellishly cool designs for the past eighty years. While some criticise them for valuing style over acoustic substance, they themselves would argue that a whole lot of thought goes into ensuring consistent performance that matches the longevity of the design.
So it’s great to see this video timeline of the company’s history, from the early days in ramshackle buildings to the modern experimental spaces where willing test subjects try out the latest in conceptual media design. Well worth taking some time to look through.