Mid-Century Modern Electronics


Flip Clocks Inspired by the Solari Dator 5

Countless calendar clocks are inspired by the Dator 5 designed by Gino Valle and manufactured by Solari Udine in the mid- to late ’60s. Here is some tasty eye candy for flip clock fetishists.

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George Nelson Table Clocks

Everyone knows George Nelson’s whimsical wall clocks, but not until I ran into Wright’s latest auction did I realize how many models he made for the desktop. Creating a clock...

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New Dieter Rams Interviews with Gestalten and Design Museum

Once known only to the closest followers of product design history, Dieter Rams is now becoming a mainstream hero of modernism. His work was included last year in an exhibition...

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Investing in Melamine

Flickr group member brum b pulled in quite the harvest from the Utrecht Collectors Fair.

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Braun SK 6 by Dieter Rams

Michael Dent has posted some beautiful shots of a beautiful machine: Dieter Rams’ SK 6 phonograph and radio for Braun. See also: Dieter Rams and Cold War Modern at the V&A : Dieter Rams Group on Flickr

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Panasonic Radio Clock from the 1960s

“ Panasonic Radness! ”, recently submitted to our photo group by caco-wixtle

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Seth Thomas Flip Clock

Update: Speaking of timepieces, BoomerangThang submitted this fine Seth Thomas (“ America’s oldest clockmaker ”) specimen to our photo group today.

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Vintage Sony Radio

Vintage Sony Radio , recently submitted to our photo group by 33 and a Third

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Newgate Bubble Clock

The Bubble clock gets half its retro look from the colors and shape, the other half from the classic ’60s modern typeface: Eurostile.

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Dieter Rams and Cold War Modern at the V&A

I may have to take a trip to London just to see the V&A Museum’s Cold War Modern , “the first exhibition to explore international developments in modern art, design, architecture and film in the context of the Cold War”. The microsite offers several videos, including these two from white hot industrial design guru Dieter Rams.

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Speakers from Holland, 1979

“ mini speakers ”, recently submitted to our photo group by rudezindel

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Polaroid SX-70 Film by the Eames

It presents the simple joy of photography and, without hyperbolizing or talking down to its audience, gives a comprehensive explanation of how the camera works. It wasn’t until the end that I learned that it was made by the Eames, but I probably should have known within the first few seconds.

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