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A Landmark Design with an Aluminum Shine: John Vassos’s RCA Victor Special Phonograph

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Published Date:
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:00:59 +0000
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Object of the Day
Industrial Design
portable
aluminum
sleek
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<img width="640" height="656" src="http://www.cooperhewitt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-5-11-700x718.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="2016-5-11" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;" srcset="http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-5-11-700x718.jpg 700w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-5-11-170x174.jpg 170w, http://uh8yh30l48rpize52xh0q1o6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-5-11.jpg 998w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" />This sleek icon of American design embodies the simultaneous rise of listening technology and the streamline moderne style in the 1930s. This portable phonograph’s mechanism was engineered by Alfred Weiland and Selden T. Williams while its case and overall aesthetic were conceived by the prolific graphic and industrial designer John Vassos. Born in Romania, Vassos...
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