CE 251 receiver

Dieter Rams


Braun CE 251 receiver

Stunningly spare Dieter Rams design, one of the first to employ hidden fastenings in the fixing of the face plate. This marked a significant break from the more overtly industrial styling of the earlier receiver units, for example the CE 16 of 1964, whose shear edges, drilled corners and assertive fixings belonged to a literally functional world of technological instrumentation. The CE 251 beings the move from sound engineering into the more luxurious sphere of hi-end domestic audio equipment.

price: £300