100 Romanian Design Objects
”Turist” Iron
Category: Domestic and electronic appliances
Production period: 1980s
Other models: „Termolux”, „Olimp”, „Rubin”, „Zefir” etc.
Produced at: „Electromureș”, Tîrgu-Mureș
Materials: Metal, plastic
“Electromureş” was a company producing electronic and electrical equipment from Tîrgu-Mureş, Romania. It was born after the transformation from the “Ciocanu” Cooperative, founded in 1949, and was a reference in the communist regime. In 1998, the Italian company “TRI.O.M SpA di Cambiano” acquired the share package. Among other things, the factory produced audio equipment, radios and cassette recorders and was the only factory in the country to produce lamps for the world’s most famous motorcycle brands.
”Turist” Iron is a household and travel item, portable due to its small size. It has polished aluminum alloy sole and black plastic handle, available in many colors.
Object donated by: Timur Ionescu
Photo: Cristian Vasile