The Autovox Linea 1: a TV from the Moon

In 1969, right after man first set foot on the Moon, the Autovox Linea 1 TV set launched on the Italian market.

Some say that Milanese designer Rodolfo Bonetto (1929-1991) was inspired by the NASA monitors in Houston – which he caught a glimpse of during broadcasts and newspapers articles about the landing – when he created the curious profile of this TV, which visualizes the 90° rotation of a 13’’ screen.

Whether that is true or not, nobody had ever seen a TV like that before. Perhaps it came from the Moon.

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