wooden radio and iPod
it's ok to stare. beautiful isn't it?
Sinngih Kartono, the designer of this radio left his village in Indonesia to study design at university.
each time he returned to his home village he noticed a greater decline in farm production and intensified production programs that were being promoted by the governement. this of course resulted in decreased income and hardship for his community. he decided to create a sustainable business which could provide employment for some of these people. the result is a business which supports most of his village with employment. trees are planted to replenish the wood used in the products. more than 1000 to date have grown into young trees.
yes, i have a lot to say here.
that's because there is a lot to admire about Sinngih,
his radios and the people of his home village.
here's what Sinngih has to say about his creation:
The Cube wooden radio is a design based on a running production radio made by a well known electronic industry in Indonesia. When I saw it for the first time, the original radio has a nice basic configuration (size, position of knobs, frequency display etc.) as well as produce good sound. I think it will be great if I can redesign it not just to produce new appearance, but it will able to produce in my home village. I am so sure that a mutual collaboration between big company who provide a high-quality electronic part with a well developed crafts activity will give many
benefits for both parties.
simple but yet beauty.