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In 1973, at a time when most speakers were either placed on the ground, a side table, or a windowsill, Harry Vogels comes up with a way to improve acoustics in the home.

He decides to mount his speakers on the wall, so he can turn them to exactly the right position. This inspires Harry Vogels, the father of our current CEO Gerdi, to develop the first speaker stand in the world.

The world's first speaker wall bracket
The BEK 100, as the speaker mount was named, was a huge success. Harry introduced the BEK 100 onto the market and orders came pouring in. Some major changes soon had to be made to the Vogels family home. The garage was turned into a small warehouse and a workshop was added to the house. Harry Vogels became an entrepreneur and established Vogel’s brand.

Soup spoons and toy parts
Harry created new prototypes from soup spoons and toy parts, which he 'borrowed' from his wife Henny and his children, Gerdi and Marcel. In the following years, the range of products grew to include mounts for small speakers as well as a floor stand. 

In 1978, five years after introducing the BEK 100, the first TV wall mount was introduced. The TV could be placed on the wall bracket and turned in any direction. After the TV wall mount, a ceiling bracket for televisions was introduced in the 1990s. They proved to be a huge commercial success, as hospitals began installing these ceiling brackets in large numbers. 

Gradually, Vogel’s specialist field shifted from speaker wall brackets to TV mounts. The start of global growth for Vogel's came with the introduction of the Evolution Series. This was the first modular system to integrate TV, cable housings, and audio and video equipment. With its revolutionary design, it soon became the standard in its product category.