Braun

CE 251 receiver

Dieter Rams

1969

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