Daniel Arsham’s Bang & Olufsen moon speaker sets the atmosphere
‘The House by Daniel Arsham’ at Selfridges explores the future of retail with a constellation of new collaborations
At Selfridges in London, the three-month long Future Fantasy campaign is going through a lunar phase, and it looks like there’s new moon on the horizon.
New York-based artist Daniel Arsham has teamed up with the London department store on ‘The House by Daniel Arsham’ – an installation that contains a series of limited-edition pieces, each questioning the reality of how familiar products of today might look like if they were rediscovered in the future.
One of our favourites is the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A9 speaker, which uses the image of a blue moon derived from Arsham’s original bubble-textured oil painting and his fascination with outer space. Well rounded in shape, as well as sound, Bang & Olufsen’s familiar trio legs are revamped in white stained oak, while an anodised aluminium ring serves as a literal silver lining.
Other brand collaborations include a seven-piece ready-to-wear collection with A-Cold-Wall*; a Rimowa x Daniel Arsham Eroded Attache and even an Arsham-adapted tin of Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup. Each object ties into The House concept situated on the ground floor, where visitors can explore Arsham’s pieces placed in the familar settings of a front yard, kitchen, living and office space.
Widely recognised as one of the most powerful home speakers, Active Room Compensation provides haptic feedback, optimising sound performance depending on the speakers surroundings. Additionally, seven full range drivers pack a punch, providing an impressive soundscape in every room of the house.
Google Assistant is on hand (or rather, off) to control the speaker by the users voice, while physical hand gestures across the surface of the speaker have the capacity to change volume, skip, play and pause. §