Artur Braun, ‘No. 16 SK 2’, 1955, Chamber
Artur Braun, ‘No. 16 SK 2’, 1955, Chamber
Artur Braun, ‘No. 16 SK 2’, 1955, Chamber

The "SK 2" was issued in the inaugural year of Braun Design. It belongs to the small collection of devices designed in a modernist style, which was presented by the company at the 1955 Electronic Exhibition in Düsseldorf, their first major launch event.

It is operated by two unmarked knobs and a dial, which doubles as a tuning knob. The design is notable for its minimalism, coupled with a certain formal softness. All labelling is removed; station names, obligatory at the time, are also absent. Instead, the dial is marked more abstractly by numbers.

The rigorous use of the circle in the designs formal arrangement, provides a counterweight to its otherwise severe reduction, lending the small set an almost cheeky demeanour.

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