Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper for Brionvega, the original Algol TV was introduced in 1964. "The archetype of the TV set par excellence", Algol has become the symbol of the Italian company. The iPod of its day, this little portable television featured an 11 inch screen, an extendable arial, and a concealed handle. Ok, so not really like an iPod at all, but about as good as portable entertainment got in the Sixties! Over the years, Brionvega's products have acheived cult status, with Algol, for example, being exhibited in museums around the world, including the MOMA in New York. The new limited edition pictured below, with its rubberised matte finish in military green, is limited to 199 numbered examples. It's not terribly practical by today's standards, admittedly, but it doesn't half look good. An objet d'art for the bedside table, perhaps :) More info from Brionvega.
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