Maurizio Pellizzoni has designed a cover for Bang & Olufsen’s iconic and innovative Beoplay A9 music system. This Special Edition originally sold exclusively at Harrods, is now available from other Bang & Olufsen retail stores. Featuring statement red lips on a white background, the design is fully immersed in the upper echelons of Italian style, exuding the essence of the icons of Italian cinema, where Maurizio drew his inspiration from.
‘The inspiration behind this cover design is based on the Federico Fellini movies and some of the classic, iconic imagery of the stunning Sophia Loren in her earlier career days. I have always been a huge fan of those beautiful Italian movies and inspired by the attention to detail they pervade. Red is a very vibrant colour, full of life and in this design, portrays passion and a sense of classic glamour.
As a designer, I am always looking for new images to use in my projects and I keep a collection of them for potential projects. I was delighted to be asked by Bang & Olufsen to collaborate on the design for this iconic speaker and I immediately knew the red lips image from my collection would be perfect. The statement design with the classic red lips brings a dimension of sensuality, the narrative glamour of iconic Italian films and classic Italian style to the speaker.’
-- Maurizio Pellizzoni
'More and more, we are seeing technology which is driven through both innovation and aesthetic. From Smart Home products through to Sound and Vision, Harrods Technology stocks a range of pieces which have been designed not only for purpose, but for look, feel and even fashion, without compromising on functionality. This exclusive collaboration by Bang & Olufsen fits perfectly into this category.’
-- Stewart Mancey, Head of Technology at Harrods