Among new businesses that have opened in the Pearl’s stylish Cosmopolitan Tower, the upscale consumer electronics and stereo-system maker Bang & Olufsen (1042 NW Overton St, 503-224-9333) has fast become a go-to for fans of design-driven, high-performance audio and video.
The team here can help you integrate a wireless stereo and TV with your home’s decorative scheme. In B&O’s mod showroom, high-definition screens pivot from their wall mounts as if by magic, and all components can be seamlessly connected with Bluetooth. No more tangled wires.
The highly respected Danish company produces some of the world’s finest and most attractive audio components. Especially noteworthy is the Cool Modern Collection, which conveys a supple, mid-century-modern aesthetic. Framed in brass with a smoked-oak lamella front, the collection’s Beovision 14 TV is a stunner that offers better sound than most standalone speakers. Another hot item, the conical Beosound 1 is a portable sound system that you control with your fingertips. It’s made of tactile high-grade aluminum, and it features 360-degree sound performance.
“These are all perfect for these kinds of modern spaces in the Cosmopolitan,” says B&O’s Jared Hermann. “We’re excited to be here, and to team up with Mari Design, which can design shades for the windows.” –Michaela Bancud