Radio in a Bag

Radio
1981 (designed), 1983 (manufactured)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Transistor radio components in a printed plastic (PVC) bag
Brief Description
Radio in a Bag, transistor radio components in a printed plastic (PVC) bag, designed by Daniel Weil, 1981 made by Apex, Tokyo, 1983
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29cm
  • Width: 20.7cm
  • Depth: 3cm
Gallery Label
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. [20th century gallery]
Bibliographic Reference
Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Collection
Accession Number
W.9-1992

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record createdNovember 5, 2003
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