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Ici Pari



Ici Pari, 1995
Thompson / Lexon, France

Matali Crasset, Philippe Starck

Rubber with silver push buttons

W 9 cm, H 16 cm, D 11.2 cm


Designed by Crasset and art direction by world's most famous designer Philippe Starck was manufactured by Thompson for Lexon.

The design of the ICI PARI FM clock radio is inspired by a loud speaker. The time and frequencies are back lighted LCD and the numbers are displayed digitally. Programmed to retain five stations in memory and is complete with snooze function.

"I like simple shapes. With this alarm clock, I wanted to go to basics, rediscover the essential : a scooped-out material containing the functional and symbolic minimum. A condensed version of a radio, technically understated. It has a symbolic aura, close to the prototype : a mouth which opens to speak and sing." Matali Crasset