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This article was published on September 2, 2016

Ramsophone is a beautiful music toy inspired by Stranger Things

Ramsophone is a beautiful music toy inspired by Stranger Things
Juan Buis
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Digital Culture Reporter

Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here. Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here.

Dieter Rams is one of the most influential designers in the world.

His work shaped the face of Braun for a long time, creating objects like the famous Braun Calculator and numerous classic watches. Steve Jobs cites Rams as an important influence for the design of the first Apple products, and

To celebrate his legacy, designer Robert Vinluan created Ramsophone. It combines his love for Rams’ work with something that’s at the heart of pop culture today — Netflix’ hit series Stranger Things.

There’s no introduction or manual, there are only a few white buttons to press and twist. However, the simple design makes it easy to understand the interface.

Every time you refresh you get a new version of the machine, creating fresh sounds with different effects — watch out with refreshing if you really like the one you’re playing with.

Oh, and the music you’re making? According to Vinluan, that may or may not have something to do with this theme song.

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