Drawing, Design for a Radio, 1940s
This is a Drawing. It is dated 1940s and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is brush and dark brown ink, brown and white gouache, graphite, black crayon on tan paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Streamlined designs were often realized in metallic chromes and shiny plastics, but this design renders a futuristically styled radio cabinet in steam-bent wood. Bach’s designs for home products and furnishings often repurposed elements to suit other products: the grill-like form concealing the radio’s speakers also appears in Bach’s designs for cylindrical containers and a scale.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Alfons and Anita S. Bach.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 26 × 38.5 cm (10 1/4 × 15 3/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: # 37013 - 22; lower right: DESIGNED BY ALFONS BACH
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a Radio, 1940s; USA; brush and dark brown ink, brown and white gouache, graphite, black crayon on tan paper; H x W: 26 × 38.5 cm (10 1/4 × 15 3/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 × 45.7 cm (14 × 18 in.); Gift of Alfons and Anita S. Bach; 1998-71-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.