Paul Smith recently divulged a few of his favourite things in Wallpaper Magazine to his old friend Deyan Sudjic (former director of London’s Design Museum). Among the selection of timeless objects is a Braun Studio 2.
“It’s not just that the Braun record player in his selection was designed by Dieter Rams, it’s also about the music – Otis Redding, The Temptations, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin – that has been important to him for almost as long as cycling has. And it reminds him of the Wharfdale speakers that he packed into his car and drove to Paris to provide the soundtrack for one of his earliest shows.”
The Braun Studio 2 system was designed by Dieter Rams in 1959. The system marks Rams’ shift towards a more technical aesthetic.