Karim Rashid Opus Nº5 Olive Audio Player

Karim Rashid Opus Nº5 Olive Audio Player

Gregory Han
Jun 4, 2008

What has Karim Rashid not designed? Seriously, if the man took all the products he's ever designed and stored them in one space, it would probably look like that warehouse scene in Indiana Jones...except all in hyper colour boxes. Anthony's posted about Olive Media's lust worthy OPUS No4 home music server before, and now there's a Opus Nº5 Karim Rashid edition...

"Music is fluid, music is movement, music is sexy. Music is fun, embracing, mnemonic, liberating, emotive, experiential, memorable, and abstract" explains Karim. "So, for the new Opus Nº5, I designed four unique digital graphics patterns symbolic of our corybantic digital age. Omni-directional like sound, the patterns emphasize the 'voluminous' beats that radiate from music. The repeated elements are symbolic of binary notation enveloping a perfect container of sound."

"Music has always been an essential emotional source of design inspiration for me. It is a beautiful phenomenon that I can put my 2200 CD's in this micro architecture at full digital one-to-one" Karim adds. "That is the brilliance of the new brand of Olive - a sound architecture that navigates seamlessly and pleasurably, stimulating our senses and our ever-vast new experiences."

What Karim is pontificating about, we're not sure, but we do know we can't find the Opus Nº5 available anywhere on the Olive Media site for sale yet. Considering their 1TB OPUS Nº4 is priced at a luxurious $1799, we're expecting the Opus Nº5 will be somewhere in the same stratosphere.

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