CD Storage Within a Baroque Frame

CD Storage Within a Baroque Frame

Sonia Zjawinski
Nov 24, 2009

This piece just goes to show that good design is ageless -- even when dealing with a dying medium like CDs. Designed in 1993 by Austrian Franz Maurer, the Vienna is a gold-lacquered baroque frame with shelving within made of stainless steel rods. It's built to hold CD jewel cases and currently sells for 1,680 Euros or $2,500.

It's interesting to see a storage medium, like CDs, that's on its way out being stored within a piece also went out of style (and then back in). This could be fairly easy to make at home with any variety of frame you choose, but if you don't have enough CDs to warrant building one, you could store other items. One idea we had was building a frame with shelving within it that you could store all your portable doo-dads in. Turn your cell phone, digital camera, music player and headphones into a work of art that's constantly changing.

(Image: Franz Maurer)

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