Published: Jun 26, 2007
Updated: Jul 4 2011
• References: technabob
The Magno portable radio, designed by Singgih Kartono, is almost made entirely of wood. It's carved from Indonesian ebony wood, including the knobs, handle and antenna topper. It's design is reminiscent of the sixties, but has a modern twist. It can receive AM and FM stations and runs off of AA batteries. The Magno radio is available from Japan's assistOn for ¥17,640 or about $142 US dollars.
Implications - As society becomes more aware of environmental conditions, citizens are eager to adopt green habits into their lifestyles. These consumers seek products that are constructed from recyclable or upcycled materials as they reduce their carbon footprint. Companies can appeal to green demographics by manufacturing products with materials such as these.