Archive for June, 2008

Original 1930’s Bang & Olufsen Beolit 39

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Here’s another vintage treasure on display - the Beolit 39 designed by B&O in the late 1938.

Molded and build in bakelite, which at the time was a radical improvement compared to the existing wooden cabinets. The shape of the Beolit 39 is expressing speed and elegance in an art deco fashion, as the American radios from Detroit already did.

The ivory-white buttons, dashboard panel and loudspeaker is creating a great contrast to the dark bakelite. The speaker grill is heavily inspired by the big streamlined American cars designed by Harley Earls.

Mine is not for sale, but if you know where I can buy the missing button, I’d love to hear from you at kenneth@retrolution.dk

Vintage Bang & Olufsen B&O Beolit 39


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