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1934

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2019

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Model 566 Radio, 1934

This is a Radio. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague. It is dated 1934. Its medium is mirrored glass, chrome-plated metal, painted wood, woven textile. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Between 1934 and 1936, pioneer industrial designer Teague designed a series of radios for the Sparton Corporatoin. Teague's creations departed from the conventional wooden-cabinet radios that resembled historicized case furniture. This radio's circular, blue-mirrored-glass face and linear chrome decoration celebrate pure geometry, perfect for a modernist interior.

This object was donated by 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: 36.2 × 36.8 × 17.8 cm (14 1/4 in. × 14 1/2 in. × 7 in.)

Cite this object as

Model 566 Radio, 1934; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague (American, 1883–1960); mirrored glass, chrome-plated metal, painted wood, woven textile; H x W x D: 36.2 × 36.8 × 17.8 cm (14 1/4 in. × 14 1/2 in. × 7 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-1

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