Eau-de-nil Champion 'Venus' four-valve radio, 1947.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
This radio, produced by the Champion Electric Corporation Ltd, is made of acrylic and is in the form of a globe. It is supported on four twisted transparent acrylic arms and a square base. Plastics could be manufactured in almost any shape, widening the scope for modernist designers and it was posible to produce a fashionable eau-de-nil colour and an exciting form.