Saba 'Jim Nature' portable television receiver

Made:
1994 in France
Saba 'Jim Nature' portable television receiver (Television Receivers)

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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:
wood composites, plastic (unidentified), glass, electronic components and metal (unknown)
Measurements:
overall: 365 mm x 370 mm x 400 mm, 10kg
type:
television receivers
credit:
Purchased from Carl Moss