Braun

HL 70

Reinhold Weiss / Jurgen Greubel

1971

Braun HL 70

A revision of Weiss' iconic HL 1 Multiwind desk fan issued a decade earlier, registering Braun's shift of the late 60's from functionalism proper towards a general, and more affirmative, technological expressivism. Bright synthetic colour replaces the austere palate of greys; form is reduced to the primitive cylinder; functional controls are simplified; a transparent cradle, giving a gravity defying appearance, replaces the fixed stem and base arrangement of the earlier design. An example is held in the MoMA permanent collection.

Dimensions: 10.7 x 15.1 x 8 cm

Condition: Fully functional and in excellent condition

price: £200