This Vertical Record Player by Roy Harpaz Has Futuristic Design
The vertical record player by Roy Harpaz gives modern functions to retro device.
It is the gadget every modern home needs; it will fit perfectly with your minimalist furniture and will be giving your home a retro twist.
It was designed by Roy Harpaz, an Israeli guy, who was born in 1983 in Beer-Sheva. Ever since he can remember, he was fascinated by different designs, fast pacing technology and new materials that are part of our daily basis.
This year he graduated from industrial design but during the last years he has learned to work with various materials, studied their features and how to use them in his best advantage.
With experience in 3D modeling through Solodworks, 3D printing and building rapid prototyping, Roy has come up with the design for TOC, the vertical record player.
Because he is fascinated by the process of bringing an idea to life, TOC was created with two simple ideas in mind: easy use with clean and simple design.
The vertical record player works with linear tracking system to be able to capture the good old analog sound and allows you to operate it via remote control.
But also via LED touch buttons positioned on the front panel for users to easily skip between tracks, thanks to a sensor that scans the tracks on each vinyl insert.
When it was built, special spherical bearings were used, which now allows even warped records to be played without problem.
The device also comes with a built-in carbon fibers brush that captures dust thus stylus stays clean.
You can now enjoy high-quality music in your own home, and on the plus side, your friends will be so jealous and TOC will become an interesting conversation topic.
From what’s made of?
Its front panel was made from CNC-cut walnut wood, inspired from the dinosaurs who roamed the Earth in the Mesozoic era.
The designer says: “This era divided for three periods; The Triassic period (“T”) and the Cretaceous period (“C”) which represents the beginning and the end of the Mesozoic era and the Jurassic period which was the most prolific period for the dinosaurs.
This period is represented with the letter “O” and the ‘TOC’ shape, which is symbolizes the amniotic egg.”
Even when a record isn’t playing, the ‘TOC’ vertical record player can stand alone as an interesting piece of creative design.
The TOC can play 12”s, 10”s and 7”s and it is not like other turntables we are used to.
If you want the vertical record player in your home, make sure you contact the designer on royharpaz.com.
What do you think about this futuristic vertical record player by Roy Harpaz?