Beautiful rare design classic radio with integrated alarm clock by Braun - ABR 21 / Typ 4840 in rare white color. Designed in Germany by Dietrich Lubs (& Dieter Rams) in 1979. The iconic radio is made of plastic and the clock runs with a silent precise quartz mechanic. The radio includes 4 main switches on the top and 2 rotating knobs on the front. The antenna can be pull out of the radio with adjustable size and possibility to rotate. The radio & clock runs with 5 x AA batteries (not included) or can be plug in and operated with a 6V transformer (not included). Great original condition. Slight dust behind scale.
Design by Dieter Dietrich Lubs
Dietrich Lubs is a German industrial designer born in 1938 in Berlin. After completing an apprenticeship as a shipbuilder at the "Hansa" shipyard in Cologne, in 1962 he became a disciple of Dieter Rams when he was hired by the Braun design department. Dietrich Lubs was responsible for detailed constructions, the standardized use of the Akzidenz-Grotesk font in product graphics and for the development of various watch series at Braun. His designs are widely used in products, including clocks, travel alarm clocks, clocks and clock radio. Rams and Lubs also designed the company's first pocket calculator in 1975, focusing on proportions and ease of use that later influenced Jonathan Ive and Apple. In 1995 he became deputy head of the design department and left the company in 2001.