The unique feature of The Monkey radio / speaker is the ingenious snap-on antenna with its spring metal core. It offers two iconic positions, enabling The Monkey to be used in two different ways. With the antenna in straight position it is a static object. And it playfully becomes your mobile companion with the antenna clinging around handles, tubes and any other branches of the urban jungle.
Never mind if the radio programme sucks — just switch to the blue tooth mode and enjoy your favourite music.
“We wanted to create an iconic object featuring both a playful interpretation of the classic radio image and a contemporary unique portability. This implied an easy way of fastening the radio to anything. Our goal was to achieve this with the radio itself, without an additional component like a strap, and we came up with the idea of using the antenna for this feature. Fascinated by the aptitude of spring steel, we found the perfect material for the antenna. Super fast, super easy and super playful.
It’s just a snap! Like a monkey’s tail.“
No Palomar project has ever had such rapid development and realization times as in the case of The Monkey radio speaker. RSW have been excellent partners who competently followed all phases of the product development, from the concept to the design to the more purely productive aspects.
Here at Palomar we were happy to share and appreciate their way of working and we highly recommend this studio.