4. Super 8
Inspired by hand held Super 8mm film cameras, first manufactured by Kodak in 1965 for their newly introduced amateur film format.
The invention of the transistor in 1947 revolutionised consumer electronics and led to the first commercial transistor radio in 1954. As radios developed technically they also became instrumental in the evolution and expression of reduction in design.
Phonograph refers subtly in form and pays homage to the famous TP1 portable record player by Dieter Rams for Braun in 1959. The design is credited for beginning the gradual simplification of product interfaces; an approach that can be seen to have continued in a straight line all the way to Jonathan Ive’s work for Apple. Phonograph can be positioned horizontally or vertically just like the TP1.
All editions within the Common Parts series are numbered and accompanied by signed certificates of authenticity and bespoke wooden crates.
Mark Holmes has quietly maintained the production of a mainly private and evolving sculptural body of work throughout his professional life. With clear formal and material references to elements of architecture and industry it sits alongside and feeds ideas into his more well known design portfolio for Minimalux and others. The Common Parts series is his first art offering for the brand and marks the launch of Minimalux Editions which will become home to a variety of art and design related objects created both exclusively and in collaboration with others.