Based on classic Italian design and the dynamic contours drafted for sports cars, a new collection “Sharp by Pininfarina” will be formed for the European market.
Japanese innovation meets Italian design. Sharp, one of the world’s leading tech giants and electronics groups, and the legendary design studio Pininfarina have announced an extensive cooperation in the context of the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA). The new Sharp by Pininfarina collection is inspired by classic Italian design and the dynamic contours of the sports cars drafted by Pininfarina. The collection initially includes premium products in the TV and audio area and will be available from the first half of 2019.
The renowned design studio Pininfarina has been epitomising sporty Italian elegance worldwide for more than 88 years. Launched as a body maker, masterpieces for luxury brands like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati or German carmaker BMW are among their creations. Architectural landmarks like the futuristic Istanbul airport tower were also created by Pininfarina.
Pininfarina’s expertise in automotive, industrial and interior design is clear to see throughout the TV and audio products in the new Sharp by Pininfarina collection. Breathing new life into Sharp’s corporate motto, “Be Original”, clear, dynamic lines, elegant and distinctive forms, as well as innovative details reflect Pininfarina’s refinement and bring a touch of luxury and Italian style into the customer’s living room.
The elegant design of the Sharp by Pininfarina collection perfectly adds to Sharp’s vision to enhance its customers’ lives and encourage individuality through technological innovation. Collaborating with Pininfarina, the company now offers unique, beautifully designed TV and audio products that provide a promising alternative to market competitors.
“We know that design plays an important role for customers when it comes to buying a TV or audio product. After all, these products are a central element of their apartments and houses. That’s why, together with Pininfarina, we are pleased to develop a full range of new products that appeal to discerning customers and allow Sharp to tap into new groups of design-conscious buyers,” says Aslan Khabliev, Chief Executive Officer of SUMC, a European subsidiary of Sharp. “That corresponds ideally with Sharp’s motto, as we strive to support our customers’ lifestyles and working patterns. It is not only a matter of technology, the point is rather to provide solutions to specific situations and requirements through our technology.”
“Pininfarina’s strength lies in the ability, resulting from experience in different sectors, to have a coherent vision so that each product is designed in relation to its environment”, says Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Group. “Working on a whole range of products gives us the opportunity to conceive and create a precise and consistent identity, which represents the real success of this project.”
As part of IFA 2018, both partners unveil the first showcases of their jointly developed products at the Sharp stand (hall 11.2, booth 103). These include three design variations for premium televisions, each underlining the premium brand collaboration and appealing to various groups of customers with a variety of distinct design accents. In the audio products segment, Sharp and Pininfarina are also presenting a soundbar, an all-in-one hi-fi system, a party speaker and a portable Bluetooth speaker.