Brionvega: Electronics Meet Italian Design

Brionvega is an Italian electronics company responsible for some of the most beautiful home electronics in the world. This is a brand reputed for its quality and timeless design. It was also a major player in the energetic modern design movement. Founded in 1945 by engineer Giuseppe Brion it started as a small electronics component seller in Milan. However it became known as Brionvega in the 1960s. Here, I’ll introduce you to three of the best products fabricated by Brionvega.

Doney and Algol TV

The Company started by designing two TV sets: The Doney in 1962 and the Algol in 1964.

Doney (in orange) & Algol (white)

These TVs were designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper who both have their work featured in several museums around the world. You can still buy these beautiful TV sets as they are still available on their official website (link in bio) however to purchase on of these beautiful pieces of italian design it will cost you between $1200-$1400.

Radiocubo


This radio was  designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper in 1964 and was first known as the TS502 (the modernized version being known as the RADIO.CUBO TS522D). It is a Radio that comes in different colors and that can folds to become portable. The company has evolved this model to have bluetooth, a time screen and other features, the latest model as well as some original  ones are sold on the company website with a price tag of $400.

Radiofonographo


This beauty is is a record player, AM/FM Radio with 2 RCA audio jacks for external sources and an audio jack for headphones. It was originally designed in 1965 by Achille Castiglioni and his brother Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.  It is known for its timeless contemporary design and the sound quality of its wood cased speakers. It is still in production although the company modernised some components and is available in white and  orange.To have one of these sitting in one of your rooms it will cost you roughly between $7000 and $8000.

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