Dieter Rams, Hans Gugelot Radio-Phonograph (model SK 4/10) 1956

  • Not on view

Nicknamed Snow White's Coffin on account of its white metal casing and transparent lid, this product has an elemental look that redefined the typology of domestic audio equipment. The detailed consideration of such compact, simple designs secured Braun's success in the postwar consumer electronics market and became a model for their many competitors.

Gallery label from Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2016.
Manufacturer
Braun AG, Frankfurt, Germany, est. 1921
Medium
Painted metal, wood, and plastic
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 23 x 11 1/2" (24.1 x 58.4 x 29.2 cm)
Credit
Gift of the manufacturer
Object number
205.1958
Department
Architecture and Design

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