Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony makes its debut in Singapore, combining technology with innovative design

Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony makes its debut in Singapore, combining technology with innovative design

Beauty unfolds

Text: Evan Mua

A television as an invention has come a long way. The pioneers had a kind of understated elegance to their wooden frames, but were gradually replaced by unsightly black behemoths of the 90's, which were in turn replaced by the slim LCD screens at the turn of the century. We have to admit, while we love our 60 inch TVs, but when Netflix isn't on, they do look like awkward chunks of glass sitting in our living rooms.

Bang & Olufsen who are known for their elegant designs, look to push the boundaries of television design with the Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony. It is a homage to the elegance of vintage TV sets, particularly some of their own designs, but with a strong emphasis on their signature Nordic style of design. It functions as well as a work of art as it does a TV.

Its most striking feature is obviously the ability to transform yes, it transforms. While at rest, or just playing music, its stylish front panels cover the TV which sits close to the floor, like a tasteful art piece. When turned on, the TV rises to viewing height and the panels fan out like a butterfly spreading its wings, as Bang & Olufsen poetically puts it.

But the Beovision Harmony is not just about the bells and whistles, as it is undoubtedly outfitted with top-notch hardware including the stunning 77 inch LG OLED C9 smart TV and a powerful three-channel sound centre, housed inside the panels which are meticulously crafted from oak and aluminium, and sport a grading pattern designed to maximise acoustic performance. If there's one thing Bang & Olufsen are known for, it is that ability to make every note sound crisp and vivid.

In terms of connectivity, Bang & Olufsen made it simple so that you can choose to stream music straight from your phone or through integrated music services like Tune-In and Deezer. Its built-in 7.1 surround sound decoder also ensure it seamless integration with other multiroom products, and you can connect up to eight Beolab speakers without hitch. And to make everything convenient, everything can be controlled with the nifty BeoRemote One. If you were looking for an impressive centrepiece to bestow your home, this might be it.

Beovision Harmony is now available, with the combined oak wood/aluminium front retailing from S$36,000 while the combined Grey Melange two-tone fabric/aluminium front retails from S$34,500. Includes the LG OLED C9 77" TV and the BeoRemote. Comes with two placement options: floor stand and wall bracket. Pricing excludes installation.