Not only was this the first “all-wave” radio, it was the most advanced radio in the world when issued in 1964, produced with a 12-zone tuner drum and gold-plated contacts. In the original design concept, the loudspeaker and operating panel, which were eventually brought next to one another, were to be arranged on top of each other. The 1968 model, which came with a leather strap handle, carried the designation “CD”—Core Dipomatique. The “T 1000” was distributed to German embassies worldwide. The high degree of rationality in Rams’ design ensured it had an unassailable place in the canon of design history, a position only strengthened by recent speculation that the “T 1000” contributed largely to the conception of Apple.

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