Absent X Grasp and Dynamic audio and vacation components

Grasp & Dynamic and Away’s journey collection has us lacking flights

Audio expert Master & Dynamic and luggage model Away offer you up a capsule assortment, from headphones to a daypack, with proceeds benefiting the songs community impacted by the pandemic 

A new collaboration amongst a single of our favorite suppliers of style and design-pushed headphones, Master & Dynamic, and bespoke luggage-maker Away has us longing to start out getting excursions once again. It could not be an the best possible time to pitch a vacation accessory, but the story below is just one of shared style and design values, resources and ethos. The variety contains cross-branded luggage, in components these as leather and aluminium, as properly as specially branded over-ear headphones and earbuds.

Away X Grasp & Dynamic’s MW07 Go True wi-fi earphones, £229, sit snugly in their suitcase-impressed anodised aluminium journey case

We requested Away’s CMO Selena Kalvaria, and Master & Dynamic’s founder and CEO Jonathan Levine about the partnership, starting off with the query, why now?

Selena Kalvaria: There is an natural and organic link concerning travel and seem – audio enhances the journey practical experience by allowing for us to loosen up, energise, escape or aim. We’ve normally experienced a target to partner on a collaboration that speaks instantly to this crucial, sensory component of journey. Being an authority in the audio room, Learn & Dynamic was the dream companion to deliver the eyesight to life.

Jonathan Levine: We’ve constantly considered our headphones and earphones to be journey merchandise as very well as audio equipment – they’re designed to maximise playtime for the duration of very long flights, to experience light-weight and relaxed during extended listening, and of system to deliver brilliant audio. Doing work with a travel corporation felt pretty all-natural to us. We were particularly enthusiastic to work with Absent not just mainly because they have an legendary item, but mainly because they place so substantially believed into their models and look at the close consumer in every section of their solution.

Absent X Master & Dynamic’s daypack in tan leather-based, £245, is small and sophisticated on the exterior, with a lot of inside pockets for audio accessories

Wallpaper*: What are the material and tech associations in between the two makes?

Selena Kalvaria: When you think about foremost models in the audio room, Learn & Dynamic certainly tops that list. There is these types of consideration to element in their solution to coming up with gorgeous and technically innovative items. When it arrived time to generate a unified vision for the selection, the process was seamless since at Absent we worth so quite a few of the exact same factors. Our manufacturers share a really like of considerate, clean structure and utilise quite a few of the exact same supplies in our core collections, together with aluminium and leather-based. 

Jonathan Levine: We have generally been a supporter of what Away generates – each depth is engineered to be easy, wonderful and sturdy. That sort of dedication to design and style is a widespread thread amongst our two models and can be viewed through this capsule collection. We both equally have a related cleanse style and design aesthetic, as well as signature leather and aluminium models, so it was very easy to see the shared vision from the start out! Since of this, we had been in a position to marry our most journey-all set products with Away’s in a seriously natural and organic way. We choose the exact same strategy with our tech. 

Away X Learn & Dynamic’s MW65 Active Sound-Cancelling wireless headphones, £479, in anodised aluminium and tan leather-based

W*: How has the transforming earth impacted on the collaboration? 

JL: The world of journey (and the world in basic) has improved a lot considering that this selection was first conceived, but our goal was and even now is to rejoice the transformative power of sound and audio. We required to create a selection that can make it uncomplicated to escape – whether it is a weekend journey, dreaming of potential travel locations, or listening to tunes that can inspire and uplift your temper. Releasing the collection now, both equally brand names felt an even stronger contacting to assist the live songs market in the course of its time of want, which led to us choosing alongside one another to donate the web proceeds to [the Recording Academy’s charity] MusiCares.

SK: The planet has altered in so several approaches considering the fact that this partnership was conceived. But we knew that now additional than at any time, it produced feeling to introduce the collaboration. No issue what travel usually means to an person at this moment in time, the pieces from the assortment will increase any excursion, irrespective of length, length, or location.

Suitcases and luggage, this sort of as ‘The Have-On: Aluminium Edition’, £475, appear with a audio wave-encouraged lining

W*: Are there any particular products and solutions planned heading forward? 

JL: We hope so! Seem and songs are an vital element of so a lot of people’s travels and we hope to investigate a lot more methods to boost that encounter for our shoppers.  §