Brionvega: maker of icons

In 1968, Domus helped those in need of a radio or television by proposing Briovega's innovative range of products, created by designers such as Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper, and brothers Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni.

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This article was originally published in Domus 461 / July 1968

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Televisions produced by Brionvega
Doney 12" portable transistor television, incorporated antenna. Dimensions: 301 x 240 x 309 mm. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.

Yades 23" television, 38 valve functions. Studied for flawless reception, even in marginal areas. Dimensions: 580 x 550 x 410 mm. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.

Oygnus 23" television with direct vision, self-protected cathode ray tube. 30 valve function. Dimensions: 700 x 480 x 380 mm. Designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni.
Top: Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, <em>Algol</em> 11" portable television. Above, from left: Franco Albini and Franca Helg, <em>Orion</em> 23" television; Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, <em>Oygnus</em> 23" television; Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, <em>Antares</em> 19" television (all produced for Brionvega). From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
Top: Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, Algol 11" portable television. Above, from left: Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Orion 23" television; Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, Oygnus 23" television; Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, Antares 19" television (all produced for Brionvega). From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
Orion 23" television, 38 valve functions. Dimensions: 660 x 550 x 340 mm. Designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg.

Antares 19" / 23" television with self-protected cathode ray tube. 38 valve functions. Dimensions: Antares 19", 558 x 420 x 327 mm; Antares 23", 600 x 500 x 386 mm. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.

Algol 11" portable television: the smallest eleven-inch television currently available in the market. It works with a rechargeable battery or electric current. Batteries are located inside a "box" attached to the television. Antennae are incorporated. Dimensions: 270 x 230 x 320 mm. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.
Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, ts 502 portable radio-receiver for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, ts 502 portable radio-receiver for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
Radios and record players produced by Brionvega
rr 126 fo/st² stereo, transistor radio-phonograph, with an automatic four-speed record changer, consisting of a main volume and two speakers than can be attached to the sides, rest of the top of the main volume, or lay down at a distance. Wooden, lacquered white or red. Dimensions: 1212 x 646 x 360 mm. Designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni.
All the televisions, radio and record players presented in this article are produced by Brionvega
From left: Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper <em>Doney</em> 12" portable television, <em>Yades</em> 23" television, both for Brionvega.From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
From left: Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper Doney 12" portable television, Yades 23" television, both for Brionvega.From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
ts 502 portable transistor radio-receiver, battery-powered. It opens up as a book, and is available in black, red, yellow and ochre. Dimensions: 220 x 130 x 130 mm. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.

fv 1014 portable transistor record-player, for 33 and 45 RPM records. Dimensions: 300 x 240 x 92 mm. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.
From left: Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, fv 1014 and  fv 1016 portable record players for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
From left: Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, fv 1014 and fv 1016 portable record players for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
fv 1016 portable transistor four-speed record player; powered by batteries and electric current. Dimensions: 300 x 240 x 92 mm; designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.

ts 214 portable transistor radio-receiver, projected specifically to be used as an auto-radio. Powered by batteries and electric current. Dimensions: 260 x 70 x 150 mm. Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper.
Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, rr 126 fo/st² radio-phonograph for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, rr 126 fo/st² radio-phonograph for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, ts 214 portable radio-receiver for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968
Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, ts 214 portable radio-receiver for Brionvega. From the pages of Domus 461 / July 1968

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