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The Art of Impossible : The Bang & Olufsen Design Story - Bang & Olufsen

The Art of Impossible

The Bang & Olufsen Design Story

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2016
ISBN: 9780500518359
Number Of Pages: 240

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Founded in 1925 by Danish innovators Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, Bang & Olufsen is one of the world's foremost consumer electronics companies.

For nearly a century, their audio products, television sets and telephones have continually broken the rules and conventions of product design, dictating visual trends and altering irrevocably the appearance of our homes in the process.

This book takes you behind the company logo and delves into the stories behind each of the breakthrough, iconic Bang & Olufsen designs. There is information on both the materials and manufacturing processes used for each Bang & Olufsen model, as well as profiles on the designers behind each innovative creation.

The underlying philosophy, though, remains unwavering: that design must always serve a purpose. Featuring an extensive archive of sketches and prototypes, specially commissioned photographs of individual products in various interior settings, as well as an exclusive insight into the models that never found their way onto the market, this is the definitive publication on a company whose design inventions are in a league of their own.

Industry Reviews

'The book embodies and reflects the design principles of Bang & Olufsen, referencing their singular aesthetic and leaving ample space for the work to speak alongside writing on their ideas and processes' - It's Nice That
'An intimate behind-the-scenes look at the company. ' - Creative Review Blog
'A loving celebration of the design house.' - Vinyl Factory

ISBN: 9780500518359
ISBN-10: 0500518351
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st February 2016
Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 31.5 x 26.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.8

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