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1957

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Tischsuper RT 20 Radio, 1961

This is a radio. It was designed by Dieter Rams and manufactured by Braun AG. It is dated 1961 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is metal, wood, molded plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The Tischsuper RT 20 bridges the gap between early domestic audio "furniture" and the more technical aesthetic of the late twentieth century. Its rectilinear shape is emphasized by the vertical dial and the horizontal speaker slits, and its face is punctuated by minimalist knobs and gently scooped buttons that invite the user’s touch.

This object was donated by Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

  • RCS 9 Receiver
  • plastic, glass, metal.
  • Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.
  • 1986-99-12

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Its dimensions are

Overall: 25.8 x 50 x 17.9 cm (10 3/16 x 19 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Tischsuper RT 20 Radio, 1961; Designed by Dieter Rams (German, b. 1932); Germany; metal, wood, molded plastic; Overall: 25.8 x 50 x 17.9 cm (10 3/16 x 19 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-11

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.

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