Got a Spare £4,750 Knocking About? Buy a Pair of Arca's BDSM Headphones

As part of a new collaboration with luxury retailer SSENSE, Arca has designed a BDSM-inspired headphone set, which is intended “exclusively as an art object.”

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10 May 2018, 10:03am

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Adding another string to his already quite full bow, Arca has designed a line of items in collaboration with a bunch of different designers for sale via the luxury retailer SSENSE. There is an array of delights on offer, as you might expect. Perhaps you might use that spare £560 [$770] you've had lying around for ages to buy his Prada bumbag. Or, if you're feeling horny AND practical, why not spend £4,750 [$6,450] on a BDSM headpiece that can also be used as headphones? Seriously: why not?

Designed with leather brand Fleet Ilya, it's described as a "Structured buffed leather cage-style head piece in black. Studded detailing throughout. Integrated over-the-ear headphones featuring suede-covered cushioned ear pads, detachable post-stud cinch tab, remote, and 1.25 metre cable." I think that honestly all bases here are covered. This is suitable for the commute and the bedroom, and it's only five grand. I will say however, that the website does warn that the headpiece is intended "exclusively as an art object," essentially placing culpability for damages firmly on the shoulders on you, the buyer. With great style comes great responsibility, as we know.

Announcing the collab, Arca posted on Instagram, with the caption: "hey i designed some headphones it’s casual they’re really cheap pick up a pair or don’t or whatever either way i’m locking you into the sound." Like he says, it's casual.

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