BEOSOUND BALANCE is a compact yet powerful speaker for luxury Danish consumer electronics brand Bang & Olufsen.

A Balanced Approach

Our engineering and product teams collaborated with Bang & Olufsen to achieve the highest sound quality for an at-home speaker. The sculptural form and crafted palette was developed through an iterative process of prototyping, and the result disrupts the monoblock format of most speakers in the market.

Our Role

We conducted strategic research that informed our industrial design process, while we worked with Bang and Olufsen’s professional ‘tonmeisters’ along the DFM process to support the engineering team that resulted in the successful launch of the product in 2021.

“We approached LAYER as we found their approach of mixing technology and interior inspirations in product design to be quite extraordinary – we hadn’t seen this approach before and it was very intriguing to us.”

Kalle Nordbo - Concept & Design Manager, Bang & Olufsen

“Bang & Olufsen was on the path to a new identity and we collaborated with LAYER to develop a new language that expressed interior sensibilities and crafted materials. It was a real collaboration, and Beosound Balance set a new standard for speakers in that category.”

Kalle Nordbo - Concept & Design Manager, Bang & Olufsen

“LAYER very rapidly produced a lot of different concepts for Beosound Balance, and integrated our feedback at each stage to create a powerful design package. It was a real collaboration.”

Kalle Nordbo - Concept & Design Manager, Bang & Olufsen