Leave it to Denmark’s Bang & Olufsen to make watching television at home a museum-worthy experience. We’re speaking of Beovision Harmony, which the brand debuted at this year’s Milan Design Week. Distinct in just about every conceivable way, the product houses its sound centre and part of the screen behind two crafted oak and aluminium fronts.
When it’s time to watch a game, show, or movie, the two fronts fan out like a butterfly spreading its wings, as an LG 77″ OLED screen rises to ideal viewing height. As soon as you’re done, the screen lowers into its original position and the fronts close. Indeed, this might be the first TV that’s more entertaining to watch than whatever it is you’re binging on.
As if the avant-garde aesthetic and best-in-class screen weren’t enough, Beovision Harmony delivers a powerful and compatible speaker system. Behind the oak and aluminium fronts—which feature an intricate grading pattern to maximise acoustic performance—there resides a three-channel, fully active DSP-based sound centre. Services like Tune-In and Deezer are fully integrated, and you can also stream music directly from your smartphone by way of Bluetooth, Chromecast, or Apple Airplay 2.
Speaking of integration, Beovision Harmony includes LG’s webOS 4.5 platform, granting immediate access to streaming services like YouTube and Netflix. Furthermore, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s ample slate of multiroom media products, such as the Beolab 18 or Beolab 90 speakers. Wrapping everything together in a tidy bow is the Beoremote One, an ergonomic remote control that was crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium.
If you’ve ever wondered how a millionaire watches TV, here’s your answer.