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SK 25 Radio, ca. 1962

This is a Radio. It was manufactured by Braun AG. It is dated ca. 1962 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is plastic, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

A later iteration of the Braun and Eichler’s SK 1 radio from 1955, the SK 25 boasts a geometric, graphic character thanks to its circular dial and knobs and the perforated speaker cover. The dot-grid recalls the disciplined organization of the factory floor and the austere simplicity of military equipment but speaks as well to burgeoning Pop Art sensibilities, calling to mind the Ben-Day dots used by pulp comic book illustrators and adopted by the American artist Roy Lichtenstein.

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

Its dimensions are

Overall: 15 x 23.5 x 13.5 cm (5 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

SK 25 Radio, ca. 1962; Manufactured by Braun AG (Germany); Germany; plastic, metal; Overall: 15 x 23.5 x 13.5 cm (5 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-16

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

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