collab alert: Bang & Olufsen X Raf Simons

Danish sound and design heavyweight, Bang & Olufsen has teamed up withworld-renowned fashion designer Raf Simons for its 2019 collection and the results are effortlessly cool.

Celebrating the subtle colours of Scandinavian summer, the limited-edition portable collection includes a range of premium headphones, speakers and accessories in a new, ethereal colour scheme that takes its influence from the ground, through the forest and up to the sky.

The new spring-summer 2019 coloursinclude Clay, a deep and natural colour inspired by the earthy tones of a Scandinavian summer and dramatic seaside cliffs;Pine, a dark green that brings to mind the crisp freshness and deep contrasts of a Nordic forest;and Sky, a light blue tone with a cool sense of breezy summer afternoons.

These three earthy shades have been applied to the Beoplay A1, Bang & Olufsen's portable Bluetooth speaker for music and calls, which packs a performance busting punch that goes way beyond its compact size.

Bang & Olufsen’s super-cool wireless headphones,Beoplay H9i are now available in Clay and Pine. The soft leather cushions combine Active Noise Cancellation and an innovative aluminium touch interface, for 'no noise, just music' audio and up to 18 hours of playtime.

The Beoplay E6 lightweight, in-ear wireless earphones have a secure, ergonomic fit for those who live life on the move – and the discreet splash and dust resistant design is now offered in Sky.

To complement this series of portable speakers, earphones and headphones – and to keep them stylishly safe while you're on the move – is a coordinating pouch for earphones and a bag for your headphones, made with Ria fabric from the Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection.

The use of colour in Ria takes inspiration from Pointillism, the painting technique through which vibrant fields of colour are built up in precise, individual dots.


Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

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