Livia Ritthaler had just moved to London to finish her bachelor degree for a graphics program. Because she couldn’t afford the money nor the space for a record player, she decided to build one herself.
She ended up using three materials: paper, wood and metal. Using these materials she build a hand-operated, minimal turntable that is operates and amplifies without any type of power other than that produced by her own hands.
This is one instance where form preceeds function, and in my opinion it is a simple yet elegant work of art in it’s own right. See it in action here: