Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper - Brionvega - Television - Algol 11

Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper - Brionvega - Television - Algol 11
Italy - 1960-1969 - Glass, Plastic

Rare Brionvega Algol 11 in the rare "Aragosta" (lobster red) colour.

In 1964 Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper designed Algol for Brionvega; this TV set was destined to radically change the existing canons and even the home environments it entered.

Thanks to its unmistakable lines it is one of the products representing Italian design in the 1960s; the TV Color Algol by Brionvega is exhibited in the most famous museums of the world, including the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Algol is characterised by the rounded display screen set at an angle (Zanuso compared it to a faithful puppy dog looking up at his master), by the retractable metal handle and by the bright plastic chassis in three colours: solar orange, midnight black and lunar grey.

Made in Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) plastic, metal, glass.

Working alongside Giuseppe Brion, Milanese entrepreneur at the head of Brionvega, was a close-knit team of specialists discussing technology and shapes. This happy association created TV and radio electronic appliances that are still in production, based on the original design, but using up to date digital technology. The power cord is missing.

Lot details
Glass, Plastic
Designer/ Artist
Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper
Manufacturer/ Brand
Model/ Name
Algol 11
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
24×27×32 cm
8 kg
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