Gadgets
October 15, 2015

Bang & Olufsen imbibes the colors of romance

Words by Jam Pascual

The new Love Affair collection pays tribute to its Jazz Age roots with six new pieces in rose gold hues

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BeoLab 18 takes its inspiration from the classic, slender, and straight-lined beauty of BeoLab 8000 speaker.

The luster of rose gold inspires two ideas: one, romantic love and two, good taste—the belief that the finer things in life could be synonymous with beauty itself. It’s fitting, then, that rose gold aluminum adorns the Love Affair collection of Bang & Olufsen (2/F East Wing, EDSA Shangri-La Plaza Mall; 654-2240; livinginnovations.ph), in time for their 90th anniversary.

The love affair in question began in 1925, smack dab in what modern day romantics would go on to call the Roaring Twenties. This was the epoch when art and culture blossomed and America was soaring its way toward a modernized tomorrow. And it was in this year when Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, inspired by the energy of the Jazz Age, started on their quest to capture, with technology, the kind of experience only music can offer.

The new collection is comprised of six Bang & Olufsen classics, updated to recapture the spirit of the 20s but still suit the tastes of the modern audiophile. The rounded BeoPlay A9 music system has been outfitted with a special user interface, while the towering BeoLab 18 speaker announces its presence in a room with its elegant, walnut lamella front. The Beovision Avant and 11, the Beoplay H6 headphones, and the BeoRemote One are also updated for the collection. Each piece is engraved with the number 90—the finishing detail in this love affair that encapsulates the brand’s flair for understated spectacle.

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