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  • Words by Mr Peter Henderson, Senior Fashion Writer, MR PORTER
  • Photography by Mr Mark Sanders

Since its inception in 1925, Bang & Olufsen has revolutionised the world of consumer electronics by producing devices that are as aesthetically pleasing and rigorously designed as they are technologically advanced. Ugly lumps of black and beige plastic have never been part of this Danish firm's vocabulary, where form is as valued as function - a philosophy recently adopted by Apple, albeit decades after Bang & Olufsen's items, created by Mr Jacob Jensen, first hit the market in the 1960s.

From its headquarters in Struer, Denmark - a modernist glass box that appears to float above a field - Bang & Olufsen continues to lead the way in seriously high-end audio-visual equipment, all of which is designed and built to last for decades, providing outstanding sound and image quality day in, day out. We are delighted to stock Bang & Olufsen's Play line on MR PORTER from this season onwards. Consisting of standalone speakers, headphones and screens that integrate seamlessly with mobile phones, tablets and mp3 players, the Play line incorporates the company's technology and design ethos at a more accessible price point. Many of the items are portable, too, so you can enjoy your multimedia library in excellent quality wherever you go.

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