Back to Basics – Good Old Vintage TV Designs

Oh those charming good old days… Those days when TV sets were like space ships in your apartment, because these “gadgets” were nearly the most prominent invention of the 20th century. Of course these are really inspiring examples of industrial design – just take a look at these forms and materials. Wooden panels, domed details and original toggles – these were the symbols of that epoch. It is interesting how designers managed to create really sophisticated and original designs for absolutely new product. Without a doubt old TVs were essential parts of any house and without those domed screens and funny toggle switchers it is quite hard to imagine any apartment of those days. Of course some examples from our collection are quite unusual and even funny but still these items have become legends long time ago and we have no right to deride it.

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One Response to Back to Basics – Good Old Vintage TV Designs

  1. Ignacio Urbina says:

    Great Post!
    I use to make an introduction of the TV as an object in the history of the media in a Technology Class in Prodiseño, School of Visual Communication and Design.
    You can see a post on my blog:
    http://www.ignaciourbina.com/wordpress/?p=2757
    (use de google translator tool that is on the page)

    Regards,

    Ignacio