One of the best trips I’ve ever done was about 10 years ago when my wife and I left for a week in Madrid. We were recently engaged and both had never been to Spain. I still remember those moments with emotion. Among the memories of that short trip there is a radio station that we listened to every morning in the hotel. I never found it again. That’s why when I saw this new project it immediately caught my attention.
Designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso for the Italian design brand Palomar, this particular radio allows you to access local radios around the world, with a simple click of a physical button on the front. City Radio (this is its name) is a contemporary retelling of the ancient history of radio, in which city names were displayed to identify frequencies. This also explains its elegantly vintage, display-free style.
It is enough to press on one of the names of the 18 different cities around the world to immerse yourself in the music typically transmitted in those places. Magnetic keys can be detached and moved at will, choosing from Athens, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Havana, Istanbul, Jakarta, London, Moscow, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Rome, Sao Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo.
In addition, the buttons on the upper side allow you to navigate between the stations of the chosen city, saving your favorite frequencies.
In order to use the radio it is necessary to install its official app on the smartphone, useful for configuring its internet access, changing the selection of cities and selecting the streaming of over 60,000 stations.
Just press Play, close your eyes and start your next journey into music.