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"Bag" Radio

Designed by Daniel Weil, Argentine (active England), born 1953. Made by Parenthesis, Ltd., London, 1982 - 1990.

Made in England, Europe

Designed 1981

Flexible PVC

11 11/16 x 8 1/8 inches (29.7 x 20.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Daniel Weil, 1983

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Daniel Weil's "Bag" radio freed the inner workings of a common radio by housing them in a clear plastic sleeve decorated with brightly colored graphics. These components become part of the object's decoration, a result which subverts the notion of the rectangular black box commonly associated with audio equipment in the 1980s.