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Pristine Condition Braun T-1000 Receiver Appears on Ebay

The German industrial designer Dieter Rams is world renowned for his beautiful and functional product designs, including the Braun T-1000 portable receiver.

These fine, collectable receivers appear on Ebay regularly, but this one is in pristine shape:

The asking price is a cool $1,800 USD, but for the near mint condition of this T-1000 it is likely appropriate; perhaps the new owner will acquire it for a “Best Offer” price. Other T-1000s on Ebay currently are priced from $370 to $1,299.

Of course, the cost is in-line with a collectable value; functionally, it’s reception abilities are almost certainly surpassed by a modestly priced SDRPlay RSP1 or a vintage Sony ICF-2010 for instance. The radio aficionado interested in the 55 year old T-1000 is not expecting best-in-class reception, but the chance to own a recognized icon of industrial design (the T-1000 is in NYC’s Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection).

Click here for the Ebay auction of the Braun T-1000: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAUN-T1000-GERMAN-GRUNDIG-SATELLIT-LIKE-SW-TRANSISTOR-RADIO-NEAR-MINT-/201891688853

Guy Atkins is a Sr. Graphic Designer for T-Mobile and lives near Seattle, Washington.  He’s a regular contributor to the SWLing Post.

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eBay sighting: Braun “Wall Unit” by Dieter Rams


Dieter Rams’ office with mounted Wall Unit. (Source: Campsite studio)

Many thank to my buddy, David Korchin (K2WNW), who sent the following eBay link:

Dieter Rams masterpiece Braun “Wall Unit” Wandanlage TS45 TG502 reel L470 PCS5

While I love Dieter Rams’ designs, and no doubt this is a very rare piece in “almost perfect shape,” it is certainly well-beyond my budget at $11,000 US plus $600 shipping.

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Admittedly, though, if I were building a modern house and wanted a feature piece of functional artwork, the Braun Wall Unit may very well fit the bill. Most of Rams’ designs certainly seem to hold or increase in value over time.

For now, I’ll just admire this design from a distance. Curious if it’ll fetch its BuyItNow price. Thanks again for sharing this one, David!

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