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Panasonic model RX-DS45

  • Object:

    Portable stereo system

  • Place of origin:

    Osaka (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Injection-moulded ABS, electrical components, metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Panasonic UK Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    W.11:1 to 3-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Portable stereo system; compact disc, audio cassette and radio.

Place of Origin

Osaka (manufactured)

Date

1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Injection-moulded ABS, electrical components, metal

Dimensions

Width: 60 cm, Depth: 20 cm, Height: 15 cm

Object history note

Given to the V&A in 1992 by Panasonic UK Ltd. [92/2499]

Descriptive line

Panasonic RX-DS45 stereo system; Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Osaka, Japan, 1990

Labels and date

PANASONIC PORTABLE STEREO, CD, TAPE, AND RADIO SYSTEM MODEL RX DS45
Made by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan, 1990
Plastic casing with metal components

Given by Panasonic UK Ltd
W.11-1992

This is an example of 'organic' styling, that is styling inspired by natural forms. The controls are concealed. It is aimed at consumers who do not wish to see the high performance of the model visually reinforced by an explicit technical veneer. [pre October 2000]

Materials

ABS; Electrical components

Techniques

Injection moulding

Categories

Audio equipment; Product design; Household objects; Plastic; Entertainment & Leisure; Electrical appliances

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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