Sliding Radio


The 08 Radio is a concept that interestingly fuses technology and plain old-schoolness. The tuning bar common to most analog radio receivers is magnified to a structural scale, while the radio itself (along with the speaker) travels along the rail to seek your favorite station.

I like how the screen seem to have unfolded and stretched straight horizontally, bursting through the sides of the plastic housing of the sliding unit to display its full content in one shot. The old-schoolness of the font and calibration, as well as the colors & materials on the speaker were also a delightful nod to the bygone style of the past.

The design is by Michael Silvanto, a part of the aivan! group based in Finland, whose website seem to have an even greater affinity for simplicity than their designs.

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