It’s a classic of its day, but the 1960s Brionvega TS522D special edition radio offers a little more than the first-generation model. Read more
Interesting design, although if you opt to bid for this 1960s Grillo telephone by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, you'll need to be in the right country to use it or get someone to adapt it for you.
Might be worth doing though, as this is a really stylish item. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper back in 1966, it's incredibly reminiscent of the era, especially in that orange colour. Clamshell design, dial inside – it's going to make your calls, but it's not going to get you through call centre menus.
It's working and described as being in 'excellent condition' with 'no cracks, no chips, no stains or discolouration' and currently at a price of £30.98.
The seller doesn't give much away in his description, so let us tell you that this is a 1960s Brionvega FD 1102 chrome radio.
As stylish as they come, it was designed by Marco Zanusso and Richard Sapper in 1969, with this particular model described as being in 'mint condition' and according to the seller, has probably never been used. It's sold as 'untested', so we don't know if those presets and volume controls on this chrome-clad radio work – if it's 'as new', we would presume so, but it's a shame the seller couldn't just turn it on before pitching it on eBay.
With a volatage adjuster included so it will function in the UK, Europe and USA, it's a steal right now at just £1 – especially for a radio that's long been out of production.
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