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BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player


BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player

BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player    BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player
This particular radio-phonograph combination is in very good original cosmetic condition and full working order. It has a three speed record player, 45, 33, 16 rpm. The tube radio picks up LW, MW, and UKW signals (Broadcast, Long Wave, and FM). This combination was designed by Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot (Bauhaus / Ulmer Schule HFG aka "Ulm College of Design").

The beautiful translucent plastic lid gave this combination its nickname "Snow White's Coffin". Beautiful cream white metal casing with ash-veneer wooden sides.

As already mentioned cosmetic is very good for it years good, with only very little signs of wear. So the veneers are in very good overall condition with almost no areas of significant loss, marks, gouging, staining, or other forms of major damage. Just on the backside a small damage is visible, it's located on the lower left hand side. Please take a look at the pictures. Light surface/usage marks on the steel sheet are visible.

Light paint loss (black "dot") is located next to the main power switch. Some close-up pictures have been attached to the description to present them more precisely. Both felt'dot' pads are present to lid. Hinges, screws and lid stay: bright & free of corrosion.

Acrylic lid is in nice condition and shows some minor surface scratching/cleaning marks commensurate with light use. All graphics are almost complete. As mentioned paint finish is in good condition and shows some little patina, has not been cleaned professionally. Base board is excellent with valve map fixed on inside surface.

Interior is almost clean, just a little dust can be seen on it (nothing has been cleaned, original condition). Weight is approx 11.5 kg or 25.4 lb.

Dimensions are approx: 58 x 24,4 x 29 cm or 22.8 x 9.6 x 11.4 inch. Built-in voltage converter for 110 and 220 Volt.

All switches and knobs work well treble, bass, etc. The platter will move in all speeds, plays records fine and loud, the needle is in good condition, the radio has some nice reception even without an external antenna.

A truly design classic by Dieter Rams which is in many museum permanent collections, including MOMA and has been featured in Wallpaper magazine. BRAUN PHONOSUPER-SK 55 RADIOGRAM // DIETER RAMS (1932- present). The clarity of form and minimalist design vocabulary associated with the German designer Dieter Rams is closely identified with the BRAUN Company. Many of his designs for domestic appliances and audio equipment feature in the permanent collections of leading museums that collect and promote design, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, in New York, which began to collect Braun products in 1958. After studying architecture at the Wiesbaden Academy of Applied Arts from 1947 to 1953 he spent three years as an apprentice cabinetmaker. This was followed by a period in architectural offices until he joined Braun in 1955. Rams epitomized the clean, austere appearance associated with a functional aesthetic and with associate designer, Hans Gugelot. The Braun range won every international design prize going. At this time he was also involved in furniture development with the designer, physicist, and entrepreneur Otto Zapf (born 1931). As Braun's design director (from1960), he was responsible for establishing a cleanly stated and distinctive aesthetic for a wide range of products from kitchen appliances to alarm clocks, calculators, lighters, and electric razors. This aesthetic was also in tune with the outlook of the Hochschule für Gestaltung (ULMER SCHOOL), a progressive design academy with links to Braun that had been first established in 1954. His clearly articulated and austere? Unit for Vitsoe (1960) remained in production for more than 40 years. He has held a number of academic posts including, from 1981, a professorship in industrial design in Hamburg. In 1987 he became president of the German Rat-F-R-Formgebung (Design Council), which for many years had promoted the values associated with ideas of good design. In a recent design magazine (ICON), Rams is quoted as saying, ?

As designers we have a great responsibility. I believe designers should eliminate the unnecessary. That means eliminating everything that is modish because this kind of thing is only short lived.

Dieter Rams has received many international design awards throughout his career and his work is considered to be? Design classics of the highest. Very good original cosmetic vintage condition. Little patina visible, small paint loss (chip) next to the main power/frequency buttons.

Please no personal or postal checks. Super equipment, made by Braun. The item "BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player" is in sale since Friday, June 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods/Styles\Modernist". The seller is "vende_se" and is located in Werdohl.

This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.

  1. Model: SK 55
  2. Featured Refinements: Dieter Rams
  3. Style: Industrial
  4. Age: 1960-1980
  5. Maker: Braun
  6. Material: Wood/Metal
  7. Type: Radiogram
  8. Original/Repro: Original


BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player    BRAUN SK 55 DIETER RAMS Snow Coffin Hans Gugelot Radiogram Radio Record Player