The language of turntables and entertainment units from the 1960s and ’70s is readily apparent in the Line console. The grilles that were such prominent features on those modern appliances inspired a stylized machine-like character for this timber cabinet. Here, the grilles of thin walnut or oak battens not only allow the passing of sound from inside to outside in the tradition of the earlier hi-fis; they also allow the transmission of remote control signals to the appliances within. The conglomeration of today’s multiple living room media appliances can be neatly stored out of sight within the console, without the loss of remote control functionality. The visual effect of the horizontal lines is maximized by concealing the supporting structure internally.
Client: Design Within Reach (USA)