Object ID #404536685
This is a radio. It was designed by Wells Wintemute Coates and manufactured by E.K. Cole, Ltd.. It is dated Designed 1932; manufactured 1934. Its medium is compression-molded bakelite, chromium-plated metal, woven textile. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The first radio broadcasts, starting in 1920, enabled technology to enter the living room with music, news, and performance. Wells Coates won E. K. Cole's competition to design a radio in modern taste with this circular model in Bakelite, exploiting its potential for color and form
It is credited
Promised gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 38.7 × 38.1 × 22.9 cm (15 1/4 in. × 15 in. × 9 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.