Brilliantly updated vintage televisions
By James Grahame
The sleek Brionvega Doney TV was designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper. It looks modern even by today's standards and won the prestigious Compasso d'Oro design award in 1962. A much-updated version of this brilliant classic is still available in the original shape and colors.
The original was a simple PAL-format B&W portable, while the updated version offers a shadow mask color screen and compatibility with PAL and SECAM. A useful assortment of video and audio connections are included, too. I wish modern flat-screens had as much character, although € 699 is a bit steep for a 14-inch (36 cm) CRT.