Audio powerhouse Bang & Olufsen has exclusively teamed up with luxury luggage powerhouse RIMOWA for an exclusive, extremely limited, and downright cool collaboration that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on upon release.
The two renowned brands have joined forces to celebrate and explore the unique link between sound and travel, launching a pair of limited-edition wireless Beoplay H9i headphones made from authentic and long-lasting materials such as anodised aluminium and genuine leather, which is housed in a signature RIMOWA aluminium case.
Trust us, they look as good as they sound!
There is a clear correlation of craftsmanship and luxurious design between the two brands, who are uniquely attuned to those who value rich sound in the same way they value purposeful travel experiences. This notion is completely represented by a powerful product that boasts a stunning aluminium case with genuine leather that represents movement and sound like no other.
As mentioned, the exclusive headset is made from authentic and long-lasting materials that will only improve with age. To finish, the headset is housed in a signature RIMOWA aluminium case.
Renowned for its unique design aesthetic and luxurious market place, RIMOWA is quite possibly one of the best brands in the market to develop a seemingly effortless accompaniment to a Bang & Olufsen product.
“RIMOWA and Bang & Olufsen share a passionate approach to purposeful and elegant design. Both of them celebrate aluminium in their products,” says Alexandre Arnault, CEO of RIMOWA.
“To strengthen the natural relationship between sound and travel, we have proudly partnered to create the RIMOWA x Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i headphones. Together, they represent movement and a unique vision of elevated contemporary timelessness.”
With powerful and precise Bang & Olufsen signature sound, the wireless Beoplay H9i headphones feature active noise cancellation and an innovative touch interface – perfect for long haul flights or simply the daily commute to and from work.
“For over 90 years, Bang & Olufsen has driven to be more than an audio company, but a brand that stimulates people’s lives through a passion for sound, design and craftsmanship,” says John Mollanger, Executive Vice President, President Brand and Markets at Bang & Olufsen.
“With RIMOWA being much more than a luggage company, we are honoured and proud to have an ideal partner. The first materialisation of our collaboration, the RIMOWA edition of our flagship Beoplay H9i headphones and exclusive RIMOWA carrying case, will make the world travel at the speed of sound.”
In celebration of the exclusive collaboration, Bang & Olufsen and RIMOWA have invited Ludwig Göransson – composer and Academy Award and triple Grammy-winning music producer – to reflect on the importance music and travel have had on his career and life.
“Travelling is a key part of my life. It keeps me inspired, takes me to new places, introduces me to new sounds, and allows me to explore new environments and soundscapes,” explains Göransson.
“In every part of the world there’s something new to discover; there’s always new music, new sounds to create. Hearing something when you least expect it can change the entire way you see and hear things.”
The limited edition RIMOWA x Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i headphones will be available at Bang & Olufsen’s flagship store at Westfield Bondi Junction at a recommended retail price of AUD 1,310 from 19 April 2019. Visit the website HERE