Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System (1968)

This morning I stumbled across this tweet featuring this beautiful speaker system. Specifically, this is the Nordmende Spectra Futura Stereo System from 1968.

I love the mid-century dials and look with the bright colors. The low-profile stand makes it feel like the stereo system is hovering.

Anyways, it’s beautiful device. There’s a ton more pictures and details on Nordmende’s website.


I’m generally not a huge fan of bright colors, but this thing is gorgeous. I’ve never heard of Nordmende before. Is it a Norwegian company?

Per their website it looks like Nordmende is a German company.

Nordmende, originally from North Germany, was historically a renowned major consumer electronics brand known for high quality televisions and domestic appliances.

I also think the colors work here. It’s not generally my aesthetic though. I’d be interested to see what this looks like with white or matte silver metal flaps.

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The doors can be changed. There is a picture on their site with blue doors, which look pretty good.

Ah yeah, that’s cool. For me I think it’s the two-tone. I’d prefer both doors to be the same color.

I’d love to see one with just orange or just blue doors. Or, as I mentioned before, some sort of polished metal. I tent to have a strong neutral instinct though.