Prototype for a Radio Enclosure Prototype Radio Enclosure, 1946
This is a prototype radio enclosure. It was designed by Charles Eames and manufactured by Evans Products Company. It is dated 1946. Its medium is walnut plywood, lacquer. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This prototype embodies the friendship and collaboration between two men whose names are synonymous with twentieth-century design: Charles Eames and Alexander Girard. This association’s roots date to World War II, when Charles and Ray Eames were commissioned by the Navy to create a more effective leg splint, an example of which is in the collection (1986-99-43).
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 17.1 × 22.9 × 14.6 cm (6 3/4 in. × 9 in. × 5 3/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On bottom:  “26” in red pen  pencil marks
Cite this object as
Prototype for a Radio Enclosure Prototype Radio Enclosure, 1946; Designed by Charles Eames (American, 1907–1978); walnut plywood, lacquer; H x W x D: 17.1 × 22.9 × 14.6 cm (6 3/4 in. × 9 in. × 5 3/4 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-80
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.