Between the Italian brands Autovox and Brionvega a design competition could be obversed, which led to very good results.
Well-known designers were commissioned to increase sales. In 1969 Rodolfo Bonetto created this small black and white Linea 1 TV, which looks up at the viewer like a "pet".
In 1969, right after man first set foot on the Moon, the Autovox Linea 1 TV set launched on the Italian market.
Some say that Milanese designer Rodolfo Bonetto (1929-1991) was inspired by the NASA monitors in Houston – which he caught a glimpse of during broadcasts and newspapers articles about the landing – when he created the curious profile of this TV, which visualizes the 90° rotation of a 13’’ screen. Whether that is true or not, nobody had ever seen a TV like that before. Perhaps it came from the Moon.
The device is in collectable condition and functions under the transmission conditions for tube televisions from 1955 to 2005.