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This neon turntable is inspired by the aesthetics of Seoul’s skyline in the 1970s

The Old Future honours the past while ushering in the future

  • Olivia Wycech
  • 30 October 2020

As nostalgia helps drive interest in retro products, vinyl has been enjoying somewhat of a resurgence in recent years, with vinyl sales surpassing CDs this year for the first time in 30 years. But few turntables can capture that Asian art deco essence quite like the Old Future Turntable and Speaker has.

Designed by Keonwoo Lee, Old Future is a turntable and speaker inspired by the aesthetic of Seoul’s architecture in the 1970s, a time where slanted roofs were common. When you place the turntable and speaker side by side, the design doesn’t look so far off from Seoul’s skyline in the 1970s.

Of course, playing vinyl on any kind of surface that isn't flat isn't ideal. So the turntable comes also features adjustable legs so you can make your playing table even.

The colours also add a futuristic touch to this piece. The Old Future is available in neon pink and black smoke variants, and the reflective surface creates an additional brilliant gradient of neon hues.

The 70s inspired shape matched by the modern colour palette would make for a lovely statement piece in any art lovers home.

Take a look at the gallery above for a closer look at the Old Future.

[via Yanko Design]

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