Radio is a minimal radio designed by Tokyo-based designer Kazushige Miyake for Muji. A radio with a hand-crank charger. While it certainly comes in handy in times of disaster, this was designed with a view to it being used on a daily basis. Radios differ from speakers in that they mainly broadcast the spoken voice; the sound of this radio has been geared toward making vocal sounds easy to hear. The handle and the shape of the radio itself have been configured so as to facilitate the cranking process, and it has been afforded an upright shape so that it takes up as little space as possible. This radio was carefully designed factoring into account a variety of scenarios for its use.

Photography by Goichi Kondo

View more works by Kazushige Miyake