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Radio - Radio in a Bag

Radio in a Bag

  • Object:

    Radio

  • Place of origin:

    Tokyo (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1981 (designed)
    1983 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weil, Daniel, born 1953 (designer)
    APEX (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Transistor radio components in a printed plastic (PVC) bag

  • Museum number:

    W.9-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery, case 6

Physical description

Radio in a Bag, transistor radio components in a printed plastic (PVC) bag, 29 x 20.7 x 3 cm. The flexible and transparent bag features the radio's scattered components as the object's decoration.

Place of Origin

Tokyo (manufactured)

Date

1981 (designed)
1983 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Weil, Daniel, born 1953 (designer)
APEX (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Transistor radio components in a printed plastic (PVC) bag

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm, Width: 20.7 cm, Depth: 3 cm

Descriptive line

Radio in a Bag, transistor radio components in a printed plastic (PVC) bag, designed by Daniel Weil, 1981 made by Apex, Tokyo, 1983

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Baker, Malcolm and Richardson, Brenda, eds. A Grand Design : The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V&A Publications, 1997. 431 p., ill. ISBN 1851773088.

Labels and date

RADIO IN A BAG
Designed by Daniel Weil (born Argentina, British, 1953), 1981
Made by Apex, Tokyo, Japan, 1983
Transistor radio components in a printed PVC bag
W.9-1992

The working parts of this transistor radio are displayed as ornament. The traditional hard, protective case of the radio, which hides its components, is replaced with one of flexible, see-through PVC. It is constructed as an envelope, so all the parts are easily accessible for repair. 10,000 were made. They were sold mainly in Japan within a year.

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Materials

PVC

Categories

Product design; Plastic; Audio equipment

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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