Lustables: Magno Radio

AM/FM Radio is cool again thanks to the Retro/Modern Magno.

Designed by Singgih Kartono out of naturally harvested new growth wood, the Magno radio makes the AM/FM dial cool again. For those unwilling to go back to commercial, some good news: it’s also MP3 compatible.

The Magno is a light mix of retro and modern, and 100% artisan (each is handcrafted in an Indonesian farming village). Plus, for every tree that is used for producing a radio, a new one is planted. Included in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial, ‘Why Design Now’ in 2010, The Magno has won multiple awards, including the Good Design Award in Tokyo and Design for Asia (DFA) in Hong Kong.

We give it the Lustable Award for best radio.

Available through Areaware for $300.


K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.