Parisian fashion house Berluti and Danish audio brand Bang & Olufsen have jointly released a limited edition product dedicated to “craftsmanship and lifestyle” . The Berluti x Bang & Olufsen Collection pays homage to the heritage and craftsmanship of the two Houses, and combines selected Bang & Olufsen products with hand-patinated Venezia Berluti signature leather . In total, the series will include six unique items.
The collection includes the compact Beosound A1 Berluti Edition wireless audio system , the Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition wireless on-ear headphones and the signature Berluti Sound Pouch bag . For fixed installations, the Beosound Balance Berluti Edition wireless audio system , the Beovision Harmony TV and the luxurious Beolab 90 Berluti Edition speakers are available .
The Berluti fashion house was founded in Paris in 1895 and has been developed by four generations of shoemakers. In 2005, high quality leather goods were presented, and in 2011 – a collection of clothes. A unique, personalized service is now available at the Berluti workshops on the streets of Marbeuf and Sèvres. Today Berluti has over 60 stores worldwide.
In Berluti noted: «Berluti and Bang & Olufsen – a perfect match, bringing together a total passion for perfection. Bang & Olufsen’s cutting-edge philosophy, technological innovation and contemporary design go hand in hand with Berluti’s emphasis on craftsmanship for a sustainable lifestyle . ”
Christopher Poulsen, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Brand Partnerships, Bang & Olufsen said, “For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has pushed the boundaries of audio technology by staying at the forefront of acoustic innovation. Together with Berluti, we bring the best of our experience in sound and design, as well as Berluti’s craftsmanship in leather goods, to create a truly remarkable collection . ”
Berluti x Bang & Olufsen Collection
Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition (£ 1,100)
The Danish brand’s wireless headphones, first introduced in 2020, feature Active Noise Canceling and luxurious materials.
Beosound A1 Berluti Edition (£ 320)
The second generation Bang & Olufsen Portable Bluetooth Speaker is waterproof, dustproof and offers up to 18 hours of battery life.
Beosound Balance Berluti Edition (£ 3,200)
The Bang & Olufsen Wireless Home Sound System complements any interior.
Berluti Sound Pouch (£ 450)
Berluti has created a special case that comfortably fits a Beosound A1 speaker or Beoplay H95 headphones.
Beolab 90 Berluti Edition (£ 97,000)
B&O states that the Beolab 90 is “the most powerful speaker Bang & Olufsen has ever produced, with a musical output of 8,200 watts.” The aluminum speaker base is finished in Berluti Venezia leather with TDM Intenso patina to blend seamlessly with the Beovision Harmony Berluti Edition TV.
Beovision Harmony Berluti Edition (£ 32,800)
This TV was originally unveiled at Milan Design Week 2019 as an example of the fusion of art and technology. When not in use, the 77-inch TV folds into a sculptural piece of art.
Beoplay H95, Beosound A1, Beosound Balance and Sound Pouch from the Berluti collection will be available in limited quantities from May 28, 2021 at Bang & Olufsen stores in Harrods, Berluti in Harrods, Berluti Conduit Street and Mr Porter, as well as online.
The Beovision Harmony Berluti Edition and the Beolab 90 Berluti Edition are custom-made TVs available from May 28th. However, selected samples will be on display in select Berluti and Bang & Olufsen stores .