BrionvegaAlgol (1969), Marco Zanuso & Richard Sapper
Brionvega is an electronics company founded in Milan by Giuseppe and Rina Brion in 1945. Since the sixties, Brionvega showed remarkable innovation and design which was emblematic for Italy in the post war period and economic boom. All products were unique, distinctive and extremely easy to use. Giuseppe Brion realized early on that by collaborating with contemporary designers, he was likely to end up producing sought-after products. Many of Brionvega’s products have become collector’s items and are still exhibited in design museums around the world.
Designed by Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso in 1969, the Algol reflects a period of experimentation and creative freedom. Following on from the Algol came more products, and the company gained a reputation for its use of stylish design combined with innovative technology. However, with the rise of cheaper manufacturing and production costs of televisions, inadvertently the Algol became a cult classic and collector’s item.
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