Described by its designer as ‘a revolt against indifference and black boxes’, the BeoSound 9000 is Bang & Olufsen’s latest ground-breaking contribution to hi-fi design. The designer is British-born freelance David Lewis, who has worked for the Danish manufacturer for 21 years and last year was made a Royal Designer for Industry. The BeoSound 9000 holds and plays up to six CDs and can be placed in any one of seven positions, including being flat on a shelf, wall-mounted or placed vertically on its own stand. Behind a motorised smoked glass door, the CDs face outward, allowing the user to determine the external appearance of the unit by the choice of CDs. It takes just six seconds for the BeoSound 9000 to finish playing a track on one CD and start another on a different disc. The unit even rotates played discs to the position they started in.
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.