Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Phono Boy. Fantastic plastic by Mario Bellini.

How cool is that? Imagine walking round in 1968 with your favourite poptastic hit record playing on this little beauty.

This is the Grundig Phono Boy portable record player, designed by Mario Bellini in 1968. Love the shape, love the colour. The player is designed to play a 7 inch 45RPM vinyl record which slots neatly in at the top – so I suppose you could say this is the 1960s version of the iPod.

I've seen pictures of the Phono Boy in bright green and bright red, and also in White. And, to me, the Phono Boy certainly qualifies as a fine example of fantastic plastic.

There's a good source of technical information on the Phono Boy here: John's Radio Web


  1. This is what I call cheerful design! Love it:)

  2. I had that when I was a kid, it was my first toy in the play pen, I was less than 2 years old... :)