SK 25 Radio, ca. 1962
A later iteration of the Braun and Eichler’s SK 1 radio from 1955, the SK 25 boasts a geometric, graphic character thanks to its circular dial and knobs and the perforated speaker cover. The dot-grid recalls the disciplined organization of the factory floor and the austere simplicity of military equipment but speaks as well to burgeoning Pop Art sensibilities, calling to mind the Ben-Day dots used by pulp comic book illustrators and adopted by the American artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 15 x 23.5 x 13.5 cm (5 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)
Cite this object as
SK 25 Radio, ca. 1962; Manufactured by Braun AG (Germany); Germany; plastic, metal; Overall: 15 x 23.5 x 13.5 cm (5 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-16
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.