Bang & Olufsen, the global luxury lifestyle brand founded in 1925, continues to remain at the forefront of audio innovation. Every product of the brand is characterized by a unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design and unrivalled craftsmanship.
In its recent collaboration with director, screenwriter, actor, artist, and musician David Lynch, the brand launched a special edition speaker collection. The iconic artist contributed to the artwork of the speakers which feature selected images and details from the “War Between the Shapes” series, works on paper created in the 1970s, and from the “Paris Suite” lithographs created in 2007 at the renowned Idem studio.
“I’m honoured to be a part of this special collaboration. Bang & Olufsen has always been known for great sound and great design,” says David Lynch, a long-time patron of the company.
Bang & Olufsen and David Lynch collaborated previously in 2017 to create a limited edition of Beoplay A9 speakers featuring the artist’s famed “Paris Suite” lithographs. All 30 speakers were personally signed and numbered by Lynch.
The special edition speaker collection debuted at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store, Soho in New York City. Bang & Olufsen’s relationship with MoMA dates back to the 1970s.
“MoMA has a long history of working with David Lynch, and a number of Bang & Olufsen objects are in The Museum’s permanent collection. Because of these connections, it was a natural fit for MoMA Design Store to premier this unique collaboration.” – Emmanuel Plat, MoMA Design Store Director of Merchandising.
This special edition speaker collection includes 5 pieces of the iconic Beoplay A9, a powerful music streaming system and features artwork from the “Paris Suite” lithographs. Each piece is hand-signed by David Lynch. The collection also includes 1 Beosound Shape a wall-mounted wireless speaker system featuring artwork from the “War Between the Shapes” series.
Designed to enhance the audio experience both inside and outside of the home, this exclusive collection also includes Beoplay M5, a powerful, wireless speaker with True360 Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound that seamlessly connects spaces in multiple rooms, and Beoplay P2, a truly personal and fully portable speaker, with rich, full-bodied sound and smart-connect features activated with a tap or a shake. Both Beoplay M5 and Beoplay P2 feature artwork from the “War Between the Shapes” series. David Lynch’s signature is laser engraved on the top of the Beoplay M5 speaker and printed on the bottom of the Beoplay P2.