Multifunctional radio that blends in with your interiors
David Knop presents Radio Desk – a conceptual design featuring a quick sketch to research proportions, surface materials and behavior between physical movement and visual feedback.
Specializing in electronic products and innovative ways of data based user interactions, Berlin-based industrial designer David Knop presents ‘Radio Desk’ – a conceptual design featuring a quick sketch to research proportions, surface materials and behavior between physical movement and visual feedback.
Knop is a co-founder of Instruments of Things – an extraordinary startup brilliantly specializing in media-based consumer electronics.
“We’re a small team of designers and engineers developing hardware solutions with a strong focus on user interaction.
Our first range of products were electronic musical instruments for artists and performers and from there – we wanted to use this experience to craft objects for everyday use” says David Knop.
Radio Desk’s soothing monochrome gray tone, also chosen for the display, effortlessly emphasizes its minimalistic understated look.
This eclectic one-of-a-kind product’s stone-like surface makes it further look like a decorative object that can be placed on a desk or shelf – seamlessly creating a harmonious image in combination with its surroundings.
“Radio Desk’s form factor is partly inspired by the Braun HiFi collections of the 60’s and 70’s, designed by Dieter Rams – this applies to the speaker cover and the clear layout design, for example” he adds.
In addition to its display, it features two buttons and an encoder as user interface – skillfully fabricated from the same material as the rest of the radio.
The encoder further controls various functions from volume to frequency search or slot change, which can be selected via the buttons.