Bang & Olufsen - History

95 YEARS OF MAGIC

A dialogue between past and present

Since they launched their first product in 1925, classic models have shaped the visionary heritage of the Bang & Olufsen brand. Let the magic unfold.


1934

Hyperbo 5 RG Steel


Designed by Bang & Olufsen, this very early piece of sound-as-furniture was very advanced for its time and a true example of design history. It was inspired by the Bauhaus movement and Marcel Breuer's office chair, founder Peter Bang, and only very few were produced.

1939

Beolite 39


The Beolit ​​39 was the first in a series of radios from Bang & Olufsen and introduced the new way of naming products starting with Beo. The innovative, organically shaped bakelite radio was inspired by a Buick dashboard. In honor of this real piece, its name also served as inspiration when Bang & Olufsen launched its On-the-go category in 2012 with the Beolit ​​12.

1959

Beovision Capri TV


The elegant 17-inch teak television set with fixed legs was one of a series of televisions that took inspiration from the Danish modern furniture movement in expression, material and form. The long legs, rounded corners and gray screen slightly angled in front of the picture tube was a major step towards a more minimalist look.

1972

Beogram 4000


Designed by Jacob Jensen, this was a cutting edge technological landmark. The recorder was notable for its innovative use of an arm that moved tangentially, rather than diagonally, and thus reproduced the sound as it was recorded. The unique suspension absorbed horizontal movements from its surroundings, making the Beogram 4000 more "dance-proof" than any other record player on the market. The Beogram 400 has been celebrated in the MoMa design collection for its elegant combination of teak and aluminum surfaces, together with its innovative vision of function.

1976

Beomaster 1900


Designed by Jacob Jensen, this radio receiver and amplifier was a cornerstone as it challenged the industry with touch open and close, easily accessible primary functions versus hidden secondary functions. It is part of MoMa's permanent collection and won the ID Award in 1976.

1984

Beovox CX 100


Designed by Jacob Jensen, these classic passive speakers are among the most successful in Bang & Olufsen's history and were in production until the end of 2003. The clean design with the aluminum cabinet and black fabric is timeless and retro at the same time.

1985

Beovision MX 2000


Designed by David Lewis, the Beovision MX2000 was a completely different model of television. Visually, the TV was remarkable for its contrast screen and technically it introduced stereo sound, automatic channel search and a state-of-the-art remote control. With its slim design for the floor or table, it took a more casual approach to TV design.

1986

Beocenter 9000


Designed by Jacob Jensen, this cassette player, CD player and radio was a further development of the Beomaster 1900 by the same designer. Avantgarde not only by its aluminum and glass surface, but also by the easy touch fields of the glass panels and the hidden functions visible only when the CD or cassette was changed.

1996

BeoSound 9000


Designed by David Lewis, this standing version of the BeoSound 9000 is a flawless example of innovation, technology and movement in the Bang & Olufsen heritage. The 6-CD changer is the fastest in the world. If allowed to continue its momentum, it would reach 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds, just like today's sports cars.

1998

BeoCom 6000


Designed by Henrik Sørig Thomsen, this cordless phone has a curved profile and a simple shape. Characterized by having a technologically advanced wheel that allows you to easily scroll through various lists of recently dialed or stored numbers. It came with a charger base for wall or table mounting.

2003

BeoSound 3200


Designed by David Lewis, this classic radio and CD player, also known as the BeoSound Ouverture, when it was released in the early 90s, marked a new era of design by emphasizing the device's function. Vertical playback of a CD was a world first and allowed the product to be mounted on a wall. The glass doors respond to a wave of the hand, opening automatically and revealing the controls at the bottom.

2012

Beoplay A9


Designed by Øivind Alexander Slaatto, this perfectly round and powerful music system is a multi-room speaker designed as a piece of furniture. Adorned with beautiful fabric, an aluminum ring and wooden legs, the speaker is customizable, making it fit in every room.

2015

Beoplay A2


Designed by Cecilie Manz, this on-the-go product weighs just 1.1kg and is designed to be lightweight and portable without compromising sound quality. The speaker is made of extruded aluminium, has a premium leather strap for easy carrying and sound coming from both sides.

2016

Beoplay A1


The shape itself, the flat cylinder, was decided quickly from the beginning of the process. It's meant to feel smooth and soft in your hands because it's designed to be touched often.

2018

Beosound EDGE


Designed by Michael Anastassiades, Beosound Edge is an immersive, minimalistic, simple seamless circle designed for intuitive touch and movement and delivers flawless sound performance. The sophisticated wireless speaker runs smoothly and features the world's first Active Bass port.

2019

Beovision Harmony


Designed by Torsten Valeur, this TV is a brand new experience in sound and vision: a choreographed performance of magical movement and acoustic clarity, vivid visuals and human-centric design. Sound, craftsmanship and design come together in this new TV. Sublimely crafted oak and aluminum fronts from technical instruments, delicately tuned by hand and ear to reveal all the details of music and sound.

2020

Beoplay H95


95 years of craftsmanship and impeccable attention to detail are realized in Beoplay H95. Our best performing headphones to date have been precision machined using the best materials. Smooth aluminum, advanced polymer and soft leather create a feeling of true luxury.