Soundstation Radio Alarm Clock

A work made of abs and rubber.

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  • A work made of abs and rubber.

Date:

1996/98

Artist:

Matali Crasset (French, born 1965)
Philippe Starck (French, born 1949)
Manufactured by Thomson SA for Lexon (French, founded 1893)

About this artwork

As audio technology has changed rapidly over the course of the 20th century, from records and radio to the MP3, many iconic designs for audio devices have captured the public’s imagination and embodied innovation. The Soundstation radio is one of designer Matali Crasset’s early projects, produced with Philippe Starck for Thompson Multimedia. The distinctive shape of this compact clock radio departs from conventional models, with a cone-shaped speaker intended to visualize a blast of sound while also recalling the nostalgic form of the gramophone horn. Crasset’s design follows many early innovators in the 1920s and 40s who helped popularize audio equipment for the individual consumer, such as architect and industrial designer Henry Glass’s distinctive designs for the Fada Radio Company.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Matali Crasset

Title

Soundstation Radio Alarm Clock

Origin

France

Date

1996–1998

Medium

ABS and rubber

Dimensions

9 x 16 x 11.2 cm (3 9/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2007.56

Extended information about this artwork

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