Magno all-wood 70s-style radio

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This might look like a portable radio from the 70s, but it’s actually a very modern piece of design from Singgih Kartono – the Magno radio.

Clever because it’s made almost entirely out of wood – even the knobs, handle and antenna topper. Obviously the circuitry isn’t made of wood, that would be silly – and indeed a fire hazard – but you get the drift (no pun intended). It picks up AM and FM stations, runs off AA batteries and looks a lot more stylish than your everyday plastic box.

The design comes from Indonesia, but it is for sale online via Japanese retailers for the equivalent of around £75, which sounds like decent value.

Find out more at the AssistOn website (translated from Japanese)

Via Retro To Go and Technabob

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