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Sound Station Radio

This is a radio. It was overseen (as design director) by Philippe Starck and manufactured by Matalie Crasset. It is dated 1995 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is molded plastic, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

In Matali Crasset’s design for the Sound Station radio alarm clock, she "wanted to make the pleasure of sound visible. The sound as [a] major element, expressed through a speaker looking like a wide open mouth."[1] The controls are on a panel on the back.
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.
[1] “Portfolio,” Matali Crasset,

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

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Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 9 x 16 x 11.2 cm (3 9/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sound Station Radio; Manufactured by Matalie Crasset (French, b. 1965); Design Director: Philippe Starck (French, b. 1949); France; molded plastic, metal; H x W x D: 9 x 16 x 11.2 cm (3 9/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 7/16 in.); Gift of Max Pine and Lois Mander; 2008-9-2

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

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