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L1 Speaker, 1957

This is a Speaker. It was designed by Dieter Rams and manufactured by Braun AG. It is dated 1957 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is lacquered sheet steel, red elm. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Patricia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

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Overall: 23.8 x 29.2 x 58.3 cm (9 3/8 x 11 1/2 x 22 15/16 in.)

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L1 Speaker, 1957; Designed by Dieter Rams (German, b. 1932); Germany; lacquered sheet steel, red elm; Overall: 23.8 x 29.2 x 58.3 cm (9 3/8 x 11 1/2 x 22 15/16 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-14

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