Beosound Emerge is a super slim, sculptural speaker with a small footprint that belies its impressive acoustic output.

Small Footprint, Big Sound

BEOSOUND EMERGE was designed to sit seamlessly on a shelf in the home alongside domestic objects. In keeping with the domestic scale of the speaker, the material palette is informed by residential interiors. Taking inspiration from the format of a book on a shelf, it features premium knitted textiles and crafted aluminium on its spine and is wrapped in a jacket of natural timber or black polymer.

Our Role

We conducted strategic research to inform our industrial design process, and sourced materials and textiles to sensitively evoke a domestic sensibility. Our team also worked closely with Bang & Olufsen’s professional ‘tonmeisters’ throughout the design for manufacture process and we developed a successful launch strategy that resulted in impressive press coverage.

“The challenge with Beosound Emerge was to create a compact speaker that expressed its craftsmanship and powerful sound - and that is something LAYER did very well.”

Kalle Nordbo - Concept & Design Manager, Bang & Olufsen

“Through a close collaboration, the initial designs evolved based around the innovative sound system from Bang & Olufsen, and the studio worked quickly to arrive at a breakthrough.”

Kalle Nordbo - Concept & Design Manager, Bang & Olufsen

“As a studio, we like to build long-term partnerships with the brands we work with and Beosound Emerge is our second collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.”

Benjamin Hubert - Creative Director and Founder of LAYER