Bang & Olufsen’s design language influences this sound bar concept to achieve a midcentury modern look

Using the design language of Bang & Olufsen, Andrey Dalakishvili conceptualized a midcentury modern soundbar that’s defined by a parametric wave that courses through its center.

When on the hunt for household appliances, it’s important that they match the rest of the home’s style. If you’re going for a more Scandinavian-inspired, minimalist look, then appliances that embrace simplicity and clean lines are the way to go.

Alternatively, if you tend towards more of an Art Deco look, then maximalist appliances painted with highly saturated colors would make more sense. Interpreting midcentury modern design through the design language of Bang & Olufsen, Andrey Dalakishvili, founder of Work People Agency, conceptualized a soundbar.

Midcentury modernism is hard to define because the movement finds its groove by merging together two opposing styles—touches of organic material are thrown together with synthetic elements, and the boundary between outdoor and indoor spaces is usually blurred.

Rendered in Grasshopper 3D, Dalakishvili remained close to midcentury modernism by combining a dynamic centerpiece with a clean, geometric basin. “During the development,” Dalakishvili explains, “the goal was to achieve a strict style, but not devoid of emotionality. A soundbar can fit perfectly into a laconic interior, and if necessary, become an extravagant art object.”

Defined by the visual scheme of parametric waves, Dalakishvili wanted to simulate the look of ripples on water caused by sound vibrations. Following this concept, the wave seems to start where the remote is located. Magnets and ribbed fasteners rise with the inclined base to form the crest of a wave and a snug fastener for the remote to rest when not in use. On the opposite end of the soundbar, a control panel and volume slide can be found where the ripples flatten.

Designer: Andrey Dalakishvili x Working People Agency