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Magno

These are the pictures I took at the Design Museum, London, UK in 2010. The last 3 pictures I took from the references written in the last paragraph ūüėČ

Magno by the Indonesian designer, Singgih Susilo Kartono, Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia.

Awards:
Brit Insurance Design Award, London
Good Design Award, Tokyo
INDEX design award finalist, Copenhagen
DesignPlus Award, Frankfurt
Designpreis Deutschland (Nominee), Frankfurt
Design for Asia Award ‚Äď Grand Award, Singapore
International Design Resource Award, Seattle
Indonesia Good Design Selection, Jakarta

Singgih Susilo Kartono with his Magno

The Magno series became a worldwide icon for modern ecodesign and won several
international design-awards. Singgih Susilo Kartono is the designer and 
manufacturer of the wooden radio, which is crafted piece-by-piece in 16 hours.
During his study of product design in Bandung/Indonesia he developed the 
creative base which he realised afterwards by implementing new work methods 
and new ideas of production. 
Today he works with 30 young craftsmen in his home village Temanggung in a 
remote area in Central Java. His company secures the income of local families 
and gives the young workers a professional perspective combined with fair 
social standards. Kartono pays a lot of attention on his long term orientated 
ecological goals and the involvement of the locals. During production each 
member of Singgih‚Äôs team uses two trees each year ‚Äď making a¬†total of 80¬†
trees a year. Due to a tree nursery on the production ground more than 8000 
trees are being planted in Temanggung and its surrounding which shows that 
a wood manufacturer can be a forest creator as well.

This shows how creative Indonesians are in designing products ;)


References: 
http://www.wooden-radio.com/gb/downloads/Catalogue_wooden_radio_2011.pdf
http://www.wooden-radio.com/gb/index.php
The official website: http://www.magno-design.com/