Exclusive gold-and-diamond encrusted pair of Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

CRAFTING THE CULTURE

Shoot for gold: Victor Solomon x Bose

Victor Solomon graphic

Reimagining the game in all its gilded glory

For artist and designer Victor Solomon a love for the game means reimagining it through a gilded lens. Deeply integrated into basketball culture, Solomon’s brand Literally Balling celebrates the sport’s evolution through exploration and elevation in art. Joining hands with Bose to invite us into his creative process of reimagining, Victor Solomon and Literally Balling have customized an exclusive gold-and-diamond encrusted pair of Bose Ultra Open Earbuds just in time for finals. By putting the world of basketball into the context of art, Solomon gives legacy a physical form, capturing the game in all its gilded glory.
Exclusive gold-and-diamond encrusted pair of Bose Ultra Open Earbuds
Victor Solomon wearing the exclusive gold-and-diamond encrusted Bose Ultra Open Earbuds

“I’ve tried to explore the heights of what basketball can provide”

Turning inspiration into transformation

“Throughout my practice, I’ve tried to explore the heights of what basketball can provide - celebrating and elevating the utilitarian objects of sport with luxe materials and conceptual techniques... We created these Victor Solomon x Bose pieces with bespoke gold plates inspired by basketball pebble texture and adorned with diamond set basketball seams — presenting the pieces in a carved crystal basketball holder.”

Victor Solomon in his design studio highlighting the process of the design

A peek into the process and the polish

“To recontextualize the coarse utilitarian ‘equipment’ of sport into luxury embellishment through the same material and techniques used to produce the sport’s trophies our athletes embark in pursuit of every year... we took a physical impression of a basketball to cast the foundation of the pieces, then polished, machined, and gold plated the pieces to arrive at their final form.”

Design process, placing a diamond into the case

“Unlocking unlimited opportunity to anyone passionate enough to pursue it”

“Beginning from my kitchen table, crafting works to celebrate sport’s opportunity — to working alongside the league... Basketball represents the cleanest platform for community, creativity and competition: there’s no barrier to entry, welcoming to the broadest swath of cultures and unlocking unlimited opportunity to anyone passionate enough to pursue it.”

Exclusive gold-and-diamond encrusted pair of Bose Ultra Open Earbuds on the design table

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