Radiogram

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (died 1968)

    Manufactured by Brionvega

  • Detail

    Laminated wood, plastic and metal, with electronic elements

    75 x 124 x 36.5 cm

    Italian (Milan), designed 1966

  • Provenance

    Acquired from Zeev Aram in 1966 or 1967 by Sir James Stirling (1926-92), and by descent

  • Collection

    Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Notes

    The Brionvega RR 126 Stereo Radigram was designed by the Castiglioni brothers in 1966. Another example with an early provenance is in the collection of the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (2003/27/1), and a further example was in the collection of David Bowie, sold Sotheby’s (London), 11 November 2016, lot 446.

    For more on the Castiglioni brothers see François Burkhardt, et al., “Alla Castiglioni”, Milan, 1966.