Bang & Olufsen Introduces Its Contrast Collection

In collaboration with Danish design studio Norm Architect, audio and sound behemoths Bang & Olufsen launches “Contrast Collection”. Limited to just eight pieces, the collection celebrates the shared curiosity and craftmanship between the two brands by exploring new ways of working with aluminium.

In its latest collection, Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to turn the mirror-like aluminium—an integral and ubiquitous part of the Bang & Olufsen’s design aestheticinto a soft and warm spectrum of colours, resulting in the light grey and anthracite color palette of the collection. On the other hand, the brushed aluminium textures of the collection pieces were obtained with both brands doing countless experiments with different surface treatments.

Eight pieces from the collection are also feature da transparent wool-fabric, fw with Danish design textile company Kvadrat in 2015. The fabric, which was made of wool and viscose—originates from Kvadrat’s Hallingdal Fabric that provides excellent durability, while the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the colour. The original version uses thick yarns, so the structure has been loosened to deliver high acoustic performance, while maintaining its rich texture.

Beoplay A1

Ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker with a premium brushed aluminium grill and mottled tactile base. Contrast Collection colours: Natural Brushed.

Beoplay H9

Premium wireless ANC headphones with a minimalist soft touch feel and a subtle, mottled concrete look on the housing. Contrast Collection colours: Grey Mist and Anthracite.


Beoplay A9

Wireless, iconic design speaker with an anodised dark metal frame and light fabric to integrate into any home. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite.

Beosound Stage

A powerful soundbar that enhances your TV experience with rich and durable textile fabric with linear elements and an emphasised horizontal weave. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite.

Beosound Shape (Grey Define & Dark Grey Define, Wooden tile)

Modular speaker system with a horizontal weave in two colourways that compliments the dark oak panel. Contrast Collection colours: Grey Define, Dark Grey Define, Wooden tile (Dark Oak).

Beosound Edge

Compact and powerful wireless speaker with thin, matte aluminium for elegance and wool mixed with viscose fabric for strength and durability. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite.

Beosound 1

Portable smart speaker uniquely treated with sandblasted effect for a soft minimalistic feel that invites the touch. Contrast Collection colours: Anthracite.

Beosound 2

Powerful speaker system with anodised aluminium and strong contrasts to allow the brush lines to be visible. Contrast Collection colours: Natural Brushed.