The hole pattern is integrated with the treble acoustic lens making it be a small piece of sculpture on a plate.
Yes, now we have flat televisions on the wall. Then how about some really flat speakers to accompany them? BeoLab 12 was born with this purpose of providing surprisingly big sound from a very thin speaker.
One curved sheet of aluminum is all you see, giving the illusion of a surprisingly flat speaker. The extruded shape of a sinus curve gives sufficient depth for the middle-range speaker driver and width enough to contain the flat bass driver while still appearing as flat as possible.
The front it is very minimalistic with just one little element of details. The rest is kept as a clean sheet of aluminum. The hole pattern is integrated with the treble acoustic lens making it a small piece of sculpture on a plate. Your eyes catch this, the rest slips out of focus. The two bass units are facing the other way using the wall as a reflector and thereby increasing the bass performance invisibly. The fact that you almost can’t see where the sound comes from feels rather magic.