Turntables have been going and out of fashion for two decades now (thanks, hipsters). But we’ve found a turntable that’s sure to stay cool for years to come. Say hello to the Brian Eno turntable.
This magnificent turntable was designed by Brian Eno in collaboration with the Paul Stolper gallery. With integrated color-changing LEDs and a minimalist design, it’s perfect for any music lover and anyone obsessed with well-designed products (that’s us, then). There will only be 50 of these limited edition turntables in the wild, so if you’ve been fancy buying your own turntable but missed out on the Eno design, be sure to check out our roundup of the best turns. -disks.
Eno is known for his musical innovation and became the poster child for ambient music after being a part of Roxy Music and collaborating with a number of greats like David Bowie, Grace Jones and U2. Eno is also known for his art in the form of prints, lenticular prints and most famous, his Lightbox art. The turntable is obviously inspired by Eno’s softboxes as both feature vibrant and hypnotic colored lights and a box shape (see below).
Eno described the lights on the turntable as “tangible as if caught in a cloud of vapor” in an interview with Wallpaper. The artist goes on to describe the sitting and “observation for ages, transfixed by this totally new experience of light as a physical presence”, which makes us want the turntable even more.
We love the look of this turntable and think it’s the perfect all-in-one nightclub with its music player and changing light combo. Its simplistic design and fascinating lights make it incredibly aesthetic and we would love to have it in our own home.
It seems like Twitter users love the record player as much as we do, and many were quick to compliment the design. One user called it “very nice” and another just tweeted “Superb!” One user said, “I’m not even going to ask for the price or shipping costs,” and since Paul Stolper’s website doesn’t display the price, we can only imagine that the turntables will be priced quite high.
Well, it is a picture of great beauty. https://t.co/FpyNUxNxppDecember 11, 2021
dear Santa Claus: I have been a very mediocre girl this year … https://t.co/tvmaS3AOw0December 11, 2021
yes please (although I only own one vinyl album). https://t.co/dAAddPb7mIDecember 13, 2021
Even though we don’t think we will get our hands on Brian Eno’s player anytime soon, we can still admire him from afar and dream of all the records we would play on him. If you are a vinyl collector, you might enjoy this collection of the worst album cover designs. Or if you’re a music lover, why not check out our pick of the best noise canceling headphones and treat yourself to a new pair just in time for Christmas?