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Radiogram - Phonosuper, radiogram, SK55
  • Phonosuper, radiogram, SK55
    Rams, Dieter, born 1932
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Phonosuper, radiogram, SK55

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Taunus (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1963 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rams, Dieter, born 1932 (designer)
    Gugelot, Hans, born 1920 - died 1965 (designer)
    Braun AG (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Metal, wood and acrylic plastic

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Record player with lid

Place of Origin

Taunus (manufactured)


1963 (designed)


Rams, Dieter, born 1932 (designer)
Gugelot, Hans, born 1920 - died 1965 (designer)
Braun AG (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Metal, wood and acrylic plastic


Height: 24 cm, Width: 58 cm, Depth: 29 cm

Object history note

Purchased in 1978 from Barry Mazur [78/672].

Descriptive line

Model SK55; German 1956 des. D.Rams and H.Gugelot man. Braun

Labels and date

'Phonosuper' radiogram, SK55
Dieter Rams (born 1932) and Hans Gugelot (1920-65)

In 1954, German manufacturer Braun invited the HfG to take charge of its design programme. Gugelot worked with a company team headed by architect Dieter Rams. The SK4 radiogram, known as 'Snow White's Coffin' because of its clear plastic lid, epitomised the severe, minimalist aesthetic which became the hallmark of Braun. The SK55, a later model, incorporated some design changes made by Rams in the early 1960s.

West Germany
Manufactured by Braun AG, Taunus
Metal, wood and acrylic plastic
V&A: W.51-1978 [September 2008]


Furniture; Audio equipment; Entertainment & Leisure; Product design; Electrical appliances


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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