The Handheld Gaming Console 1989
name: The Handheld Gaming Console 1989
material: Custom concrete mixture
author: REGULAR CONCRETE
design: Peter Baran
The earliest gender-friendly console in history, almost 50/50 ratio of female to male players. In its time it was the best selling handheld gaming device in the world. Came to the market months before the Berlin Wall was torn down.
The RADICAL#1 series represents six concrete sculptures inspired by iconic shapes of ideas that were materialized into objects and shaped us, now captured in the most used material made by us – concrete. Their impact on the past changed our future, making them a concrete-solid part of our history. The objects were mass-produced and offered more than just a fulfilment of needs. They represented their owners’ statuses, mindsets, and desires, deeply attached to their geographic location.