Bang & Olufsen’s classic approach of creating a seamless relationship between sound, image and design is highlighted in the iconic brand’s Beolab 50 and Beovision Eclipse models released towards the end of last year. The elegant “Piano Black” colourway has been used to give the TV and loudspeaker “empowerment, glamour and mystery”. A dynamic, balanced glossy surface and distinct details have been added to the Beolab 50. As Bang & Olufsen describe it, “At first glance, hundreds of tiny polished, aluminium dots on the front give Beolab 50 a deeper, almost layered visual expression, reflecting the light. The distance between the dots is chosen to
give a notion of the magic going on behind the front, where the speaker drivers are laid out to create the best possible control of the sound. The efficient cooling plates are visually extended into the baffles, to create both a functional as well as an attractive surface treatment. Warm oak lamellas add to its slender, insisting appearance, giving it a contemporary, yet classic look.”
Meanwhile, the futuristic Beovision Eclipse features 4K HDR OLED screen technology, with the thin black screen accompanied by a new black front cover and sound centre, “stressing that the TV is greater than the sum of its parts and designed to integrate exquisitely with your lifestyle”. The Beovision Eclipse TV connects wirelessly with up to eight speakers. To compliment the colourway, and “in a play with gravity”, designer Torsten Valeur has created a new Beovision Eclipse floor stand that takes up little footprint on the floor and consists of an aluminium tube in either silver or brass-toned aluminium with a black painted floor plate and steel arm. Bang & Olufsen is available from Illusion in Urb. Guadalcántara (www.e-illusion.es).