phonosuper sk 4
This item was sold in 1956 for the first time, and it was a real innovation in a market, dominated by huge radiogramophones. This was a new-style radio-phono-combination, Designed by Hans Gugelot and young Dieter Rams, who added the perspex hood, which reminded Gugelot of the fairy tale ‘Snow White’s Coffin’. We will not know, wether this was a derogative title given by Hans gugelot, but this stylistically design was a groundbreaking interpretation of design for the future.
The model phonosuper SK4/1 from 1957 is commonly known as Snow White’s Coffin and has it’s place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was not solely designed by Dieter Rams, also Hans Gugelot and Wilhelm Wagenfeld participated in the developement.