Danish electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen next month sidesteps ‘traditional box-shaped units of yesteryear’ with the launch of its futuristic, oval BeoCenter 2 music system, designed by Bang & Olufsen chief designer David Lewis. The system, which offers radio, CD, DVD and MP3 playback, features wing-shaped, polished aluminium doors that close after programming to conceal the CD or DVD. The intensity of the BeoCenter 2’s display is programmed to adjust to its environment, avoiding ‘completely illuminating a dark living room’.
The visual system created by SomeOne is based on movement patterns of birds gliding on thermal columns, which allow them to travel long distances with ease.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Rosy Greenlees OBE, executive director of the Crafts Council, looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12
Etienne Bardelli has created the graphics for a Chevrolet Impala and Volkswagen camper van, which move around the vast country collecting local people’s experiences to be shared online.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Katie Cadwallader, senior designer at Supple Studio, looks at what will happen in packaging design over the next 12 months.