Magno Small Wooden Radio
Aesthetics is only one of the deciding factors behind the hard woods that designer Singgih Kartono selects for these two-tone radios. With the richness derived from instruments made of wood in mind, organic vitality matters just as much. So, too, the planet. The Indonesian designer enlists local carpenters in villages with high unemployment and instead of simple (and forgettable) souvenirs, they craft the shell with locally harvested new growth wood. For every tree used in production, a new one is planted. Shortwave band reception AM/FM and mp3 compatible. Runs on AA batteries. Award winner from the International Design Resource Association (IDRA).