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Kartono’s slow design radios

Product designer develops radio which incorporates Indonesian cultureby Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia
An Indonesian product designer has developed a simple radio that he hopes will become a timeless classic. It is a functional piece of art, based on the designer’s interpretation of Indonesian culture. But there are no traditional carvings on a Magno Radio.
Its creator Singgih Kartono wanted to go beyond established forms of Indonesian art, such as batik and carving, while retaining the cultural philosophy of having a connection between the user and the product.
He said: ‘We do not think of a product as an object, we think it is part of our life. And I try to explore that in my design.’

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