Radio by Charles & Ray Eames
In the early 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames developed a plywood forming technique and applied their knowledge to a wide range of products from various manufacturers, including the design pair's enclosures for approximately 200,000 radios by 1952.
Radio with Curved Plywood Housing
However, there was a radio design that was never produced, as the client considered it too extravagant, not "normal" enough. For example, the design for the compact radio with curved plywood was rejected. In the 50's the general interest in small radios disappeared and so the production of the Eames radios was slowly stopped.
More than 70 years later, the forgotten design of Charles and Ray is experiencing a revival through the collaboration of Vitra and the Eames Office: In a limited edition of 999 pieces, the Eames radio is launched on the market with a fine walnut case and the latest technology from REVO to pay due tribute to the design and belief in progress of Charles and Ray Eames.