BBC Radio 4 reveals winner of Tivoli Audio radio design competition

Winning design will be built by Tivoli Audio and on sale this Autumn, with profits going to Children in Need

BBC Radio 4's Today programme has announced the winner of its design-a-radio competition – and we have to say it's rather snazzy.

Listeners were asked to design the outer skin of a DAB Radio that captured the essence of traditional radio but also felt contemporary – no easy task. The winning concept would then be brought to life by Tivoli Audio and put on shelves for a limited period later this year.

Well, the verdict is in – the winning design comes from Cardiff-based Today listener David Hampson. His design draws inspiration from the architecture of Broadcasting House – both the original 1930s Art Deco design and the curved glass that characterises its recent renovation.

Hampson's design will be available in late Autumn, priced £50, with profits going to BBC Children in Need. A video showing some of the other competing designs, including the rather entertaining Pillow Radio, can be viewed here.

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