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1985

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1990

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Arco Radio, 1985–90

This is a radio. It was manufactured by Arco. It is dated 1985–90 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is molded plastic, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This arc-shaped radio, with a central rectangular panel that flips back to reveal control buttons, is aesthetically pleasing and speak to an interest in materials and use of geometric forms popular in the mid-1980s.
The museum actively collects in the area of personal electronic devices. This radio is part of a group of electronics from the 1980s and 1990s proposed for acquisition that would augment the collection’s consumer product design category from this era.

This object was donated by Lois Mander and Max Pine. It is credited Gift of Max Pine and Lois Mander.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 16 × 26 × 11 cm (6 5/16 × 10 1/4 × 4 5/16 in.) H x W x D: 18 × 26 × 5.5 cm (7 1/16 × 10 1/4 × 2 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Arco Radio, 1985–90; Manufactured by Arco (China); molded plastic, metal; H x W x D: 16 × 26 × 11 cm (6 5/16 × 10 1/4 × 4 5/16 in.) H x W x D: 18 × 26 × 5.5 cm (7 1/16 × 10 1/4 × 2 3/16 in.); Gift of Max Pine and Lois Mander; 2008-9-3

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

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