Magic Unfolds: Bang & Olufsen Debuts Beovision Harmony

Like a butterfly opening its wings, two meticulously crafted oak and aluminium front covers fan out, and a thin screen rises to perfect viewing height. 

Bang & Olufsen has unveiled Beovision Harmony — a TV experience that elevates the design of any living space and fills it with spectacular sound. When Beovision Harmony is turned off or just playing music, the thin screen rests close to the floor, partially covered by two meticulously crafted oak and aluminium front covers. When Beovision Harmony is turned on, the front covers fan out and the screen rises to the perfect viewing height. Turn off the TV, and the finely choreographed sequence plays out in reverse.

 

“Pristine picture performance combined with truly immersive sound ensures a mesmerizing viewing experience. But the presence of a big screen is rarely a welcoming addition to living spaces. With Beovision Harmony, we wanted to create a meaningful object for the interior that reduces the visual presence of the TV and transforms it into something that people will develop an emotional attachment to.” — John Mollanger, Bang & Olufsen’s executive vice president of brand and markets. 

The oak and aluminium front covers conceal a sublime and powerful sound center, delicately tuned by hand and ear to reveal all details of music and sound. The intricate grading pattern is carefully designed to maximize the acoustic performance of the three-channel, fully active DSP-based sound center.

The concept behind Beovision Harmony builds on some of Bang & Olufsen’s most cherished products. The Capri series, introduced in 1959, was designed to fully integrate with the living room. Hence the TV was built in teak, which was the preferred wood for furniture at the time.

“We have been sharing an obsessive passion for almost 100 years, and it has been a mission of ours to perfect the techniques used to reproduce sound and vision and to embody it in a design that people are proud to have in their homes,” says Mollanger.

Beovision Harmony is designed as a centerpiece for home entertainment. Boasting a robust speaker system with serious sound capabilities, Beovision Harmony offers impressive music streaming with integrated music services like Tune-In and Deezer. Beovision Harmony also comes with LG’s most recent webOS 4.5 platform, which allows you to access your favorite media service providers.

Images courtesy of Bang & Olufsen

Beovision Harmony is estimated to retail from €18,500 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores starting October 2019.

Actor Eddie Albert’s historic home is on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years, being offered at $19.5 million.

Abert was known to millions as Oliver Wendell Douglas on the vintage hit TV series Green Acres (1965), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and Petticoat Junction (1963).
He earned 2 Oscar nominations for his performances in Roman Holiday (1953) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972). He was also well known for his portrayal in many other films including The Switch, in which he co-starred with Robert Wagner and Sharon Gless.
Albert’s former home is currently owned by highly recognized landscape designer and philanthropist Jay Griffith. Majestically situated on a 33,000 square feet of stunning landscape, this pristine hacienda offers sweeping views of the mountains and the sea. Set back from the street, the gated and elevated setting affords a world of privacy. The beautiful lawn surrounds the pool and several outdoor pavilions.
The house itself, lovingly maintained in all its vintage glory, is virtually unchanged from the time it was built in 1933. It is complete with a 2-story entry, gorgeous living room with an oversized fireplace, vintage pub room, period fixtures and tile, and much more.
The property is co-listed by Fran Flanagan of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland.

Photos courtesy of Luke Gibson

Game of Thrones has became one of most watched — and most talked about shows — in the U.S. For fans of the show, the dispute among the Houses, which fight fiercely for the dominion of The Seven Kingdoms, is nothing new.
Now, The Most Expensive Homes has taken the competition into real life.
Have you ever wondered which of your favorite characters — Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) or Cersei Baratheon (Lena Headey)  — has the best home?
Well, The Most Expensive Homes has the answer. Read the full story here.

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