Peter Farran

Bose Wave Radio

In Design Classics on August 9, 2011 at 3:55 am

Bose Wave Radio II
Big Box Sound on a Bookshelf

Creator: Dr. Amar G. Bose
Created: 1993
Origin: Massacussetts, USA.

Today’s design classic was inspired by a recent visit to a Polish community picnic on Cape Cod. The music was full, loud and clear and despite lively conversation and a torrential downpour (covered picnic) the sound came from a single table top Bose wave radio. These distinctive bow fronted radios have a unique ‘folded organ pipe’ arrangement inside which gives a surprisingly solid sound from such a simple, elegant compact enclosure. The Wave radio was introduced as a more zen alternative to the overly high tech sound systems of the 80s and 90s.

The wave system was first made available in a table top radio in 1993 and now comes in a variety of configurations but in the same classic enclosure. Dr. Amar G. Bose has remained  inspirational throughout the company’s history. Bose started out in high school repairing radios and after gaining a PhD from MIT, winning contracts with the US government and NASA he is now honored by providing state of the art sound systems for no less than the Cistine Chapel in Rome.

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