Berluti has joined forces with Danish brand Bang & Olufsen, the specialist in high-end audio technologies since 1925, to create a series of limited-edition designs which revolutionize sound expertise and leather know-how. These luxurious pieces highlight the avant-garde signature associated with Berluti in leather goods and Bang & Olufsen in sound innovation.
The collaboration between Berluti and Bang & Olufsen celebrates the heritage and savoir-faire of both luxury Maisons. For Berluti, the partnership was self-evident, given that the two brands share the same passion for excellence, with the avant-garde vision, technological innovation and state-of-the-art design of Bang & Olufsen complementing the unique craftsmanship of Berluti and enriching its lifestyle collection. Berluti’s emblematic Venezia leather, patinated by hand, enhances the renowned technology of Bang & Olufsen.
Six unique pieces epitomize excellence in sound and design. Lovers of beautiful objects and go-anywhere technology will delight in the Beosound A1 2nd Gen Berluti Edition portable speaker, which boasts up to 18 hours of battery play time and true 360-degree omnidirectional sound, as well as a minimalist design in Grey Mist with a mirror-polished finish inspired by Berluti ready-to-wear accessories. The calf-leather cord in shiny dark brown tones is perfect for portability. Those who prefer an intimate music experience will choose the Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition wireless headphones, which feature 36-hour play time in one charge and exceptional sound quality with effective noise cancellation. Complementing this high-level performance, the headband, crafted in Berluti’s Italian workshop, features the Maison’s trademark Venezia leather with a TDM Intenso patina and an embossed logo. To protect the speaker and the headphones between acoustic sessions, a custom-designed pouch comes in Berluti’s Signature canvas with a Venezia leather label.
Berluti and Bang & Olufsen are redefining interior audio design with the Beosound Balance Berluti Edition home speaker, whose soft cylindrical silhouette features a hidden touch interface that lights up when approached. Its seven speaker drivers with beam-forming technology offer a choice between powerful, room-filling sound and precise acoustic directivity for an immersive music experience. Berluti’s Venezia leather is wrapped around the wooden base for a refined touch, coordinating with the dark brown fabric of the speaker. Finally, two exceptional, made-to-order pieces for the home complete the lifestyle offer: the Beovision Harmony Berluti Edition television and the Beolab 90 Berluti Edition speaker. The intelligent, 8,200-watt speaker represents the most powerful sound experience Bang & Olufsen has ever created. Its aluminum base, covered with Venezia leather with a TDM Intenso patina, is a perfect match for the television, a remarkable combination of art and technology featuring an LG 4k-resolution OLED screen. When not in use, the television folds down into a sculptural shape with its panels partially covering the screen. When it is turned on, the panels fan out and elevate the screen to perfect viewing height. Exceptionally fine, perforated and patinated Venezia leather covers the speaker panels.
Berluti declares “Berluti and Bang & Olufsen are a perfect match, bringing together a common passion for excellence. Bang & Olufsen’s cutting-edge philosophy, technological innovation and state-of-the-art design run parallel to the Maison’s focus on craftsmanship and to its continually evolving lifestyle collection.”
“For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing the boundaries of audio technology and the company continues to sit at the forefront of acoustic innovation. Together with Berluti, we are bringing the best of artisanship to the fore with our expertise in sound and design, and Berluti’s knowledge in leather craftsmanship to create a truly remarkable collection,” says Christoffer Poulsen, Senior Vice-President of Product Management & Brand Partnering at Bang & Olufsen.
This exceptional collaboration is available in select Berluti and Bang & Olufsen stores and e-shops from 28 May 2021. The Beovision Harmony television and Beolab 90 speaker are available to order from 28 May and will be showcased in select Berluti and Bang & Olufsen stores.