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Half a century of uniqueness, told by a smile that was born on the first day. Created in 1965 by designers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the Radiofonografo is a superb work of modern industrial design, thanks to both its incomparable style and sound. Exuding retro charm, along with incredible sonic definition and the ability to orient and move the sound modules to best suit the surrounding environment, this system creates a listening experience both stimulating and intriguing.
Today, the radiofonografo rr226 is re-born: with only the radio and turntable like the original of the 1965. A deserved tribute to one of the most iconic and desired objects of Italian industrial design. With its unique style and sound, this wonderful product is desired by collectors, musicians and famous artists all over the world, to be part of their personal and private collections.
Thanks to the Aux connection, also, you can match any device, to play your favorite music without any limitations! This feature creates an ideal and complete sensory listening experience. Radiofonogrado rr226, continues to surprise and please, thanks to the materials provided by the original design. This unit continues to be made in Italy and is available in white with inserts in tobacco or orange.
Radiofongrafo rr226 is produced on request and each piece is unique to itself and different from the others. The lead time is 4 weeks from the moment of the order
100 numbered pieces to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Achille Castiglioni; original cabinet design, always handmade - one by one, at the same price but with an added value: the tribute to an extraordinary person that - together with his brother Piergiacomo - has contributed to creating a culture and a method in industrial design, as well as Italy's supremacy in this field.
"There is no such thing as a Castiglioni style, there is only a Castiglioni method" A. Castiglioni
About Achille Castiglioni: Born in Milan on February 16 1918, he started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, he was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. He has contributed with 290 projects in industrial production, 480 in installation, 191 in architecture, but above all he has won a remarkable number of Compassi d'Oro, having won 8, as well as 16 mentions and 1 Compasso d'Oro Lifetime Achievement, alongside numerous other international awards. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun coupled with his close interest in the way objects are used, the potential offered by technology, and use of new materials. The elegance and purity of the shapes have made its objects so iconic that they are considered true works of art. Many of his creations are housed in the permanent collections of the most important museums in the world (i,e, MoMa in New York or the Triennale di Milano). In 1965 Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni designed rr226 for Brionvega, which is still considered one of the most beautiful pieces in the history of Italian design. He dies in 2002.
"Design shouldn’t be trendy. Good design should last over time, until it wears out." A. Castiglioni
Achille Castiglioni Foundation: On 16 February, Achille Castiglioni would have turned 100. An important occasion that the Achille Castiglioni Foundation, led by its sons Giovanna and Carlo, decided to celebrate in the historic Milanese studio in Piazza Castello with two exhibitions that pay homage to a figure with an ironic and eclectic personality that made design a very serious game . A third exhibition at the Triennale will celebrate his work in design, architecture, and installations. For more details, visit http://fondazioneachillecastiglioni.it/achille-castiglioni-2/