Saba 'Jim Nature' portable television receiver

Made:
1994 in France

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Saba 'Jim Nature' portable television receiver, 1994.

At a time when black plastic was the predominant material for making casing for electrical goods, French industrial designer Philippe Starck opted to use a high-density chipboard for his Jim Nature television set; a provocative and environmentally friendly alternative. His design proves that a poor-quality material, traditionally hidden under veneer, can instead have a potent, appealing aesthetic impact.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2015-5005
Materials:
electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), wood composites
type:
television receivers
status:
Permanent collection

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