cheesign designers bring back vintage radios with a peculiar twist cheesign designers bring back vintage radios with a peculiar twist
mar 22, 2017

cheesign designers bring back vintage radios with a peculiar twist

 

eindhoven-based designers amin saadat and shahab mahboobi from cheesign designers bring back vintage radios with their ‘roomizi’ product. crafted with walnut wood and covered in a thick layer of epoxy resin and hanging copper, the piece challenges the common — or even stereotypical– formula of a chic post-modern design. 

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top view of the roomizi product, made of oak wood and finished in epoxy resin

 

 

as a whole, cheesign designers‘ product offers a peculiar twist to vintage radios by extracting the strictly essential elements of such devices. the antenna, a forgotten component of the radio, now appears with a bold signature style alongside a multi-functional button for tuning, volume control and turning on or off. these clear and practical features, in the end, emphasizes the most important quality of roomizi: its simplicity. 

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multifunctional button for tuning, volume control and switching on/off

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the ROOMIZI antenna, a forgotten component of the radio

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

  • Nice ..but is it so simple as to not need a speaker?

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • @jim
    yea it need / they may be placed behind the wood 🙂

    amin saadat says:

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