What a great looking object. Sadly not mine. I had to restore it for a friend. It’s the “Radio Nurse”, by Zenith and was designed by Isamu Noguchi, in 1937. It was the first radio operated baby monitor. This is the speaker section and has an all bakelite casing. Obviously Noguchi went on to creat lot more design icons, from furniture to lamps and stunning sculptures. He passed away in 1988.
I wonder if this monitor design inspired Philippe Starck with his Moa Moa radio design, from 1994? It was produced in the same colour Bakelite, by Thompson. #thekraftsman