Immortals artifacts of Soviet design
• Immortal artifacts Soviet design
Stop nostalgia for the Soviet past is impossible, because too much good has come to us from there. We decided not to oppose the thrust to the memories and collected ten Soviet industrial design samples that are still pleasing lines of beauty.
Snowmobile "Buran". The most common and long-lived model snowmobile in our country. Snowmobiles "Buran" withstood the test on the slopes of Mount Elbrus, Pamir, in the frozen deserts of Antarctica, three drifting stations "North Pole". The name "Buran" was the Russian North a household name. In "Buranov" for a long time there was no competition that they rendered a disservice. The car remained severe, permeability and stability were far from ideal. "Burana" produced to this day, remaining at the same level as that of thirty years ago - a liquid-cooled engine, suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers and frame - duralumin.
Electronics VM-12 - the first Soviet consumer VCR format VHS. His prototype - video recorder in Japan "Panasonic NV-2000". VCR has a vertical loading cassettes, eight-channel tuner with SVP potentiometers, digital clock with timer (4 programs, 14 days), a mechanical tape counter flow. This unit cost is very cheap - 1200 rubles, and to buy it, you had a long time to stand in line. It should be noted that the cost of the VCR was higher than its retail price and the production was financed by the state, being unprofitable.
GAZ-24 "Volga". The Soviet car of the middle class, serially produced, together with its modification GAZ-24-10 at the Gorky Automobile Plant from 1968 to 1994. Design of the car was pretty standard for the turn of the sixties and seventies. According to the general proportions of the contours of the body and the car was closer to American models, but detailing - bumper, lighting fixtures - was more European. Designed in parallel with the "Volga" generation European market models are available with minimal changes until the mid-1970s, and North American - until the end of the decade, so before then, "Volga" looked quite appropriate in a stream of cars in developed countries.
The radio "Star-54". Table radio "Star-54" produced by the Kharkov plant "Kommunar" and the Moscow plant "Mospribor" since 1954. Altogether during the manufacturing plants production was released 674,000 receivers "Zvezda-54." B end of 1954 radio was somewhat modernized: changed the design of its chassis in the vertical, the body began to be painted in two colors - red or green. radio appearance has become a reference for the whole of the Soviet school of design, and preserved specimens of today are of great value to collectors.
Radio "WEF Spidola". Radio "WEF Spidola" produced for twenty years in four generations. The name comes from the name Spīdola witch of the epic poem "Lachplesis". In 1968, the creators of "Spīdola" was awarded the State Prize of the USSR.
Chocolate "Alenka". In 1960, photographer Alexander Gerinas photographed his eight-month daughter Lena. Picture brown-eyed girl in a colorful headscarf first appeared in the magazine "Soviet photo", and then decorated the first "Health" magazine for 1962. Painted copy of the image appeared on the chocolate bar "Alena" only 4 years later. In 1964, the Soviet confectioners at the Moscow factory "Red October" chocolate recipe has been developed with a distinctive creamy taste.
"Table lamp". In the 1970s, architect Michael Olenev developed ergonomic and elegant lamp that austere was named "Table lamp".
Kedy "Two goals". Shoes are widely used in the Soviet Union after the Sixth World Festival of Youth and Students, which took place in the USSR in 1957. Annoying all Gym shoes and flip-flops have been forgotten, and by the mid-1960s wore sneakers vast majority of Soviet youth. At the same time appeared the first number of GOST 9155 "Sport footwear Rubber and rubber."
Vacuums "Saturn-2". Engineering marvel of Soviet times - a vacuum cleaner "Saturn-2". He not only absorbed, but also blew air. Therefore it became the working tools of painters - it was enough to put on the gun tube, as it turns out it is a working compressor for painting surfaces.
Bicycle B-72 "Eaglet". Soviet mass-cult two-wheeled tselnoramny teenage bike, designed for children aged 7-14 years. It appeared in the early 1950s in Minsk. In 1950 MMVZ mastered the production and teen models "Eaglet" and "Swallow". "Eaglet" was a transitional type of two-wheeled bicycle for children of primary school age "breeze" to road bikes for adults.