Harmonies with B&O
IN COLLAB. WITH
BANG & OLUFSEN
The day I arrived in Barcelona, I knew my days of living in a big house with plenty of space were over. I officially accepted it two weeks later when I signed the rent contract of an apartment which, being completely empty, looked to be deceivingly more than enough. A set of furniture and a bed later, I realised that if I wanted to have a harmonious space, I’d need to be selective with the furniture and accessories that entered through that front door.
Three years and a bit more later– with a space that needed to work as a home, a studio and a leisure corner– we decided to keep white as the canvas and leave the spotlight on the ceiling height and key design pieces that bring both visual interest and warmth to every corner. We especially value a hint of color because, since this space needs to be neutral for photographs, we can’t paint the walls.
Two of our design pieces are the speakers of the newest Harmonies collection by Bang & Olufsen, that either together or separately, fulfill the double function of 1) being aesthetically deserving of valuable space in the apartment, and 2) work with our computers, smartphones and video games in order to create the ideal environment whether we are resting, working or watching a movie while having dinner.
My personal favorite is the BeoSound 1 speaker, because even when it looks like a small coffee maker (a very chic one, I must say), it has enough power to spice up a party at the terrace but subtle enough to keep it next to my bed. In terms of aesthetics, the medal goes to the BeoPlay A9 for being the most spectacular and original speaker within the collection; by itself it can provide more than enough charisma to a simple corner.
Whether I turn on one or both, the size of my apartment is still the same, but the possibilities of its use multiply every time I change the song*.
*Which, unless it’s Saturday night, I have to turn off by 10 p.m. to avoid a visit from the police.
This post is a collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.
All opinions & creative content are my own.