Collaborations with brands have proven to be a great way to generate hype and elevate labels to greater heights. Many fashion brands have partnered with artists from different mediums and even industry competitors. Some have even gone further by launching completely unexpected partnerships. Example: Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg, Lego x Levi’s and IKEA x Off-White.
The latest addition to the fold is Berluti, which has unveiled limited edition products in collaboration with Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen. For audiophiles and fashionistas alike, the collection pays tribute to the heritage and craftsmanship associated with the two Houses, celebrating know-how and the art of living. It combines some of Bang & Olufsen’s most iconic products with Berluti’s signature Venezia leather, hand-patinated.
“For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing the boundaries of audio technology and the company continues to be at the forefront of acoustic innovation,” said Christoffer Poulsen, senior vice president of product management and the brand partnership at Bang & Olufsen. “Together with Berluti, we bring the best of craftsmanship to the fore with our expertise in sound and design, and Berluti’s knowledge of leather craftsmanship to create a truly remarkable collection. “
Berluti added: “Berluti and Bang & Olufsen are a perfect marriage, bringing together a common passion for excellence. Bang & Olufsen’s cutting-edge philosophy, technological innovation and cutting-edge design parallel the Maison’s emphasis on craftsmanship and its ever-evolving lifestyle collection.
The fusion of iconic sound, timeless design and unparalleled leather expertise creates a range perfect for urban travelers and digital nomads.
Beosound A1 2nd generation Berluti edition
The A1 is the award-winning, second-generation portable Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen. In addition to being resistant to water and dust, it offers up to 18 hours of battery life. The device also comes with a 360-degree omnidirectional sound project and built-in Alexa, ideal for indoor parties.
Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition
First released in 2020, the H95 wireless earbuds have brilliant features like 38 hours of playtime, effective noise cancellation, and lambskin ear pads that promise lasting comfort. The headphones also come in an exclusive black Berluti x Bang & Olufsen aluminum housing.
Berluti sound pouch
Alternatively, audiophiles can carry their Beosound A1 speaker or Beoplay H95 headphones with this sound pouch designed with Berluti’s iconic canvas – a pattern mixing its new logo and the wavy lines of the iconic Scritto.
Beosound Balance Berluti Edition
The Beosound Balance speaker has a smooth cylindrical silhouette, featuring a hidden touchscreen interface that lights up on approach. It also comes with a built-in Google Assistant and supports Apple Airplay2, Spotify Connect, and Google Chromecast. Seven carefully placed speakers with beamforming technology allow the user to choose between powerful, enveloping sound for everyday listening and sound directivity for immersive musical experiences.
Find out more about Berluti x Bang & Olufsen products here.
This story first appeared on Augustman Singapore
All images: courtesy of Berluti