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BRIONVEGA RR126

BRIONVEGA BY CASTIGLIONI

   

BRIONVEGA RR126

BRIONVEGA BY CASTIGLIONI

$ 4,932.00


 

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Nostalgia hits without warning. No way to prepare for it, it just hits. Every time I look at my vintage Brionvega RR 126, I step back in time: the time, as a child, when I wished I had it, and the joy of the day that I could finally afford it, in its splendid lobster colour version. I am talking of a unique piece, created by the designers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (the brothers to whom we are indebted for the Toio, Arco and Parentesi lamps, to be clear) in 1965 and produced by the extremely Italian Brionvega. RR 126 is a product in wood and aluminium that allows me to listen to AM/FM radio stations and my beloved vinyls: with its balancing speakers, it is a piece of Made in Italy history, guest of honour in the most important design museums in the world. If I have become a record producer, it is also thanks to Brionvega whose unique products gave me the dream to become one in the first place.
La nostalgia arriva così, senza annunciarsi. Non avvisa, eppure arriva. Ogni volta che guardo il mio Brionvega RR 126 vintage faccio un salto indietro nel tempo: il periodo in cui lo desideravo, da bambino, e poi la gioia del giorno in cui me lo sono potuto permettere nella splendida versione color aragosta. Sto parlando di un oggetto unico, progettato dai designer Achille e Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (i fratelli a cui dobbiamo le lampade Toio, Arco e Parentesi, per intenderci) nel 1965 e prodotto dall’italianissima Brionvega. RR 126 è un manufatto in legno e alluminio che mi permette di ascoltare le frequenze radio AM/FM e i miei amati dischi in vinile: con le sue casse basculanti è un pezzo della storia del Made in Italy, ospite d’onore nei più importanti musei di design del mondo. Se sono diventato produttore discografico, è anche merito di Brionvega che con i suoi prodotti unici me lo ha fatto desiderare sin da bambino.

Product Description

The Brionvega RR126 “stereo radio-phonograph” was designed in 1965 by the internationally famous great designer and architect from Milan, Achille Castiglioni(1918-2002). Many of his works have been displayed in the world’s most important museums (the Moma in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Kunstgewerbe Museum in Zurich…).
The RR 126 is a high-fidelity stereophonic appliance which was really innovative when it appeared on the market. Its modular structure means that the parts can be “moulded”: by moving the speaker, it can be arranged as a cube or a parallelepiped.
The unit and the wooden speakers are crafted by artisans, which is why no two items are ever the same.
Diversity is a great feature of this unique object.
The RR126 was made in three different colours, brown, white and lobster.
There is news of a yellow version too, but very few people actually saw it.
The RR126 is a classic example of how architecture and stereophony come together in a product which is unique in its kind.