Oppermann London

ij36-VaX_400x400“Quality and Transparency”

Oppermann is a swedish design with a hint of London style. Clean lines, functionality, beauty and simplicity are the core of Oppermanns’s designs.

Oppermann offer a wide variety of bags, sleeves and wallets. All made from some of the nicest and best vegetable leather around.

Below is an image of what Oppermann is reall about. Cutting out the middle man and going straight to the consumer. This drastically cuts down pricing.

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As you can see (above) on the right the cost difference between a normal high street store / boutique the price is drastically higher than what Oppermann are offering but not loosing the quality.

Oppermann is ran by two brothers, Mattis and Niklas Oppermann. They strive for perfection, wuality and most importantly delivering all of this to the customer (us). Below is a little information about the brothers.

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Oppermann product are handmade by a small team of masters in their craft. Oppermann care about the whole handmade process and quality checks. The outstanding quality and durability of our product ensures that it will live a long life with you.

Below is a little information about the beautiful vegetable tanned leather they use:

Each and every Oppermann piece is made from vegetable tanned leather, but only 5% of all leather worldwide is made in this way. As opposed to the chemical chrome-tanned leathers dominating the market, vegetable tanning is an ancient craft that tans the leather in wooden drums, using natural ingredients such as bark and plant extracts. It’s an expensive and time-consuming method, but the result is a leather unsurpassed in its beauty, touch and durability. And as it’s completely natural, it’s the most environmentally friendly method there is.

This time-honoured method provides distinctly unique leathers that retain natural flaws and markings, ensuring that every bag conserves its character and ages in the most graceful way.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 11.45.15 amAbove is where Opperman source all of their products (leathers, buttons, tanneries, zips etc..)

UK – Oppermann Headquarters

Tärnsjö, Sweden – Tanneries

Bielefeld, Germany – Metal buttons made from German steel

An hour outside of Milan, Italy – Zips

Santa Croce, Tuscany, Italy – Smooth vegetable leather used in their structured bags and trims in the soft collection

Naples, Italy – The construction of the products

Opperman at the moment is about to release some amazing new products and need your help doing so. Head to their KICKSTARTER page and make it all come alive.

You can stay in touch with Oppermann through their social media sites below. Keep up to date with new ideas, designs and leathers.

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or email them contact@oppermann-london.com

Bowers & Wilkins

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 11.27.25 am“Go anywhere, hear everything”

A little bit about Bowers & Wilkins before i begin:

Bowers & Wilkins is Britain’s leading exporter of loudspeakers and the number one imported brand in North America. Since 1966, Bowers & Wilkins’ “Quest for Perfection” has resulted in a succession of technical loudspeaker innovations that have satisfied the world’s most demanding listeners. Its products’ rave reviews and universal acceptance as monitors for classical music recording have helped Bowers & Wilkins become the dominant premium loudspeaker company throughout the world.

The new P5 has arrived. The newest edition to the classic on-ear noise-isolating headphones. The new p5 series 2 retain the original understated design and luxurious leather ear pads, whilst the sound quality has been raised thanks to the new drive unit design. The sound is now beautifully open and spacious. The bass is powerful but also natural and controlled at the same time letting you hear a much more neutral and classic feel. The sound simple is exquisit. Nothing else describes it better than that.

A quote from the website sums them up. “You’ll forget the headphones, and just feel the music“.

The difference and engineering changes are below (taken from the website)

Hi Fi drive units
The drivers in P5 Series 2 are designed to work like those in a Hi-Fi speaker, with a more precise, controlled movement. The result? A giant leap forward in sound quality.

Acoustically-optimised ear pads
P5 Series 2’s ear pads feature an acoustically optimised grille pattern. This allows air to move freely through the pads, reducing acoustic impedance to a minimum.

Tuned by experts
Tuning requires fine judgement and an expert set of ears. For P5 Series 2, we’ve relied on the best ears in the business, using the same tuning team responsible

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As you can see from the images above the quality is second to none. The headphones use a suspended diaphragm to produce a sound output claimed to be similar to that of a hi-fi speaker system and their renown P7’s

The headphones come with a smartphone cable and beautiful padded look and feel carry case. They will be available this month priced at £249.

Premium components are used for their exterior design. They are constructed from sleek aluminum, soft leather, and beautiful soft padding which is infact memory foam cushions so overtime the ears will mold to your ears specifically and the comfort will be second to none.

I will be doing a Review of the product this next month so make sure you come back to read what i think about the quality and performace of this amazing heaphone.

Dont forget to head to B&W’s social media sites to keep up to date with all information and news:

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or contact them HERE