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HRDL The Vinyl Table – Noble Scandinavian Design Object for Vinyl Lovers

It is a solution that can be described as the finest Scandinavian design in the best sense of the word that the small Norwegian company HRDL offers in the form of the HRDL The Vinyl Table. It offers space for a record player, a little electronics, and especially up to 200 records.

HRDL The Vinyl Table, wonderfully showcases the magic of the record player, that of records. A true lifestyle product that is completely in keeping with the spirit of the times.

Vinyl, as the record is fondly called these days, has not only regained a fixed place in the world of music distribution in recent years, vinyl is also perceived as a lifestyle.

For many people who have rediscovered or rediscovered the vinyl record, it is not so much about the “better” sound, as it is about the special magic that a physical medium has in comparison to pure bits and bytes as a download or stream.

Vinyl is celebrated

It is the handling of the sound carriers, the ceremonial of putting on a record, the gentle positioning of the tone arm, and probably also the certainty of actually having a piece of music history on the shelf and not just some data on a hard drive.

Consequently, it is hardly surprising that for many vinyl lovers, the surroundings also play a very important role, up to and including furniture that appropriately showcases the record player, but also the passion for vinyl in the broadest sense, and makes it an important part of the living environment.

HRDL The Vinyl Table – The furniture for vinyl lovers

Exactly this claim can be fulfilled by a solution offered by the small Norwegian company HRDL, namely the so-called HRDL The Vinyl Table.

HRDL is in fact nothing more than a tiny company, because it is ultimately the photographer Stian Herdal, who, as he himself admits, is HRDL’s designer, the entire production department, all the way to the CEO, and is also responsible for changing the light bulbs. HRDL was founded in 2015 in a small garage in Kristiansand, Norway. What started as a hobby project has now become at least a small business, focusing on the design and production of selected furniture and home accessories.

One of the solutions offered is the aforementioned HRDL The Vinyl Table, which is described by the developer himself as Mid Century Modern inspired and presents itself as a truly elegant, very reduced solution. Placed on four solid-looking legs, which can be either spider legs or pencil legs, a desk is enthroned here, which primarily offers space for the record player itself. Directly below, in the hidden area, there is sufficient “storage space” for electronics, although one should rather prefer more compact systems that offer a high integration of functions.

Space for turntable and records

The top of the table is divided into two parts: on the left, as described above, there is space for the turntable and the electronics; on the right, there are compartments for up to 200 records, as the manufacturer himself states.

The top of the table is divided into two parts: on the left, as just described, there is space for the turntable and the electronics, on the right there are compartments for records, as the manufacturer himself states, up to 200 records.

The HRDL The Vinyl Table is mainly made of so-called Valchromat, a dyed, robust wood fibre board, and of oak.

The HRDL The Vinyl Table measures 120 cm in length, 45 cm in depth and has an overall height of 75 cm. The upper part for the electronics is supposed to have a height of 20 cm.

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Stian Herdal explicitly states that the HRDL The Vinyl Table is not a solution that is manufactured on a large scale, but rather goes into production when an order is placed. So you have to reckon with a delivery time of eight to ten weeks. However, you are quite happy to wait a few days for such an exquisite piece, because you are not getting anything “off the peg”, to put it that way.

The price for the HRDL The Vinyl Table is € 1,790 for the version with spider legs and € 1,745 for the version with pencil legs, which can be ordered directly on the designer’s website.

Getting to the point

Behind HRDL is nothing more than a tiny Norwegian company, because ultimately it is the photographer Stian Herdal, who, as he himself admits, has the role of designer, the entire production department, right up to CEO, and is also responsible for changing the light bulbs. One of HRDL’s solutions is the HRDL The Vinyl Table, which is described by the developer himself as a Mid Century Modern inspired solution for vinyl lovers with a special demand for design and presents itself as a really extremely elegant, very reduced solution. In addition to the record player itself, there is room for electronics such as an amplifier, but also for up to 200 records.

Manufacturer:HRDL
Distribution:HRDL
Price:HRDL The Vinyl Table Pencil Legs € 1.745,-
HRDL The Vinyl Table Spider Legs € 1.790,-

About Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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