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The Inspiration Behind B&O PLAY’s SS18 Collection

B&O PLAY, the sister company to the well-known brand Bang & Olufsen have announced a new limited-edition collection. These bring a new palette of colours to a very selected number of their premium headphones and speakers.

The last collection was inspired by the landscapes and changing colours of Japan. A country I very much love. This time, B&O PLAY have taken inspiration from elsewhere – the ocean.


The SS18 (Spring/Summer 2018) collection has been designed to invite us to take the time to explore our surroundings. To roam and to find space by the ocean. Along with music. The ocean is a natural scene that is forever changing. One in which can be relaxing, peaceful, yet at times, powerful, dramatic – like music. It is this, the power of the ocean, and change of landscape that has inspired the collection.

Inspired by the vibrant and powerful colours of the ocean.

As a consequence, three colours have been chosen to make up the palette. Aloe, a light, natural green shade resembling a fresh ocean crest, Steel Blue, a dark turquoise shade, just like the ocean at night, and Teal, a rich, dark green shade inspired by a rising wave.

Three products have then been chosen to make up the SS18 collection. This consists of a wireless pair of headphones and two portable speakers.

  • Beoplay H4 – Wireless headphones with focus on pure sound, pure materials and pure expression. Made for those who value iconic simplicity and like to travel lightly and move freely. Designed by Jakob Wagner.
    SS18 colours: Aloe and Steel Blue.
  • Beoplay P2 – Truly personal and fully portable speaker, with smart connect features activated with a tap or a shake. Fitting easily into a bag or pocket, it’s ideal for those always on-the-go. Designed by Cecilie Manz.
    SS18 colours: Teal.
  • Beoplay A1 – Portable Bluetooth speaker in a beautiful design by Cecilie Manz, with category-breaking performance, and packing a punch way beyond its size. For those who care about great design and sound on-the-go. SS18 colours: Aloe and Steel Blue.


In Australia pricing for the collection starts at a retail price of A$249 for the Beoplay P2 portable speaker. Following it, the Beoplay A1 for A$379 and the Beoplay H4’s for A$399. All of which will be available at, Bang & Olufsen stores, MYER and selected third-party retailers.


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Sydney, Australia. Love travel, photography, architecture, technology, gaming, web design/design - 26.

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