I designed the first Plattenkreisel in 2003 and I’ve been very happy with it since this new super toy entered my apartment. Soon the idea was born to share this lifelong rackord heaven with others. As co-owner of Munich’s premier nightclub The Atomic Café for almost 20 years I just didn’t have enough time.
The Atomic Café /// http://www.atomic.de (People fell in love with that straightforward googie layout over the years, so we decided to keep it).
TURN OF EVENTS
The Atomic had to leave its venue for 2015 and we both concluded to let the club die as a legend rather than trying to imitate it in another location. I took the break as a good chance to quit active nightlife after 25 years and to do a sabbatical to realign and relax.
A DREAM COMES TRUE
But every sabbatical comes to an end. Having been an avid record collector since I was 9 years old, I never wanted this passion to be just my hobby. So I decided to once again go professional with what fits best: helping people to enjoy the music they like at a place they love. Casual press and social media feedback on my prototype in the last years has been awesome; so we began to rework details in need of improvement to create an updated perfect version for customers:
SOME TECH DATA
The Plattenkreisel holds up to about 1900 45s plus 850 LPs or up to 1500 LPs plus 450 45s.
It will be heavy duty handcrafted by the best cabinetmakers of Bavaria, with desired veneer (with respect to EU timber law), Linoleum and varnish in your desired color. There will also be a version with priming only for everybody who wants to create his own special Plattenkreisel, if you want the finish to be made by your favorite local artist or craftsman. – e.g. let a graffiti artist or your kids do the job, or stick it all over with Lego cubes or diamonds…
The front desk offers space for up to two Technics 1210 turntables plus one mixer the size of the Pioneer 900 both as usual setup and as hip hop setup rotated through 90°. The Plattenkreisel is not designed only for DJs but for audiophile connoisseurs as well – the shelf looks just as upscale as your beloved phono equipment and its circular shape is a good breaker of escalating sound waves in any room.
Below the desk is a lot of space you can customize for your individual requirements – amp, monitoring, aux, fridge, etc… . there are two exchangeable metal-units beside the desk, one for holding your headphones and one for your beverage.
A customized higher mk2 version will be available for all, who prefer standing while spinning.
Divided into six elements with installation manual and required tools for assemblage.
The whole rack is equipped with sufficient hidden cable ducts and hidden adjustable feet to compensate flatness imperfections of your floor.
The production takes place local at 100% and with materials corresponding to EU laws for sustainable timber management only. Our cabinetmakers are compensated by customary fees for Munich.
WiTH A LiTTLE HELP FROM OUR FRiENDS
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Our website provides high resolution photographs of the Plattenkreisel and detailed answers either to all of your questions about customizing, materials, surfaces, payment, shipping etc. We provide our website and communication in German and English.
There’s an assortment of further unseen vinyl record related furniture & tools under the same brand. Those are pleasant alternatives or additions to our brand’s flagship.
Flying higher for decades to come!
Roland Schunk (aka Kidd Lando)