At first glance, you would be forgiven for staring in wonder at what this little device is, but after time, subtle details will begin to give its identity away! This is La Moderna, and it’s a Fabio Verdelli’s take on the iconic radio.
When you picture a radio, it’s likely you are envisioning the same, very similarly styled radio that the majority of people are, and it’s almost certainly not La Moderna. This is what makes it so special. All of the features have been stripped back to create an almost unbeatably simplistic aesthetic. This is partly been achievable through its operation… it’s completely analog! Protruding, rather characterfully, out of the top surface are four narrow cylinders; the lonesome one of the four is the primary dial for controlling the device!
It’s certainly a very unique take on, what is now, an extremely familiar and iconic design!
Designers: Fabio Verdelli, Manuel Frasson & Alice dal Verme