In the late 1950s, Braun’s traditional strength in radios, record players and combined hi-fi units continued. “Phonosuper” is the name for a radio combined with a record player. Unlike the high-gloss lavishly decorated boxes of dark wood of the time, the Phonosuper features a transparent Perspex lid, cut out at the rear. The SK 4 presents itself as a machine, a standalone object, no longer disguised as furniture. Like furniture, it could be positioned anywhere because it concealed its wires instead of its turntable. Arguably the icon of Braun Design, it stil referenced wood, blending a machine aesthetic with a softer Scandinavian sensibility. While the SK Phonosuper series was produced between 1956 and 1968, the SK 4 was short-lived, manufactured only until 1958.

Medium:

Wood, Steel, Acrylic

Dimension:

227/8 × 91/2 × 113/8 IN

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