This BenCab Turntable Collaboration Puts an Artful Spin on the Vinyl Record Experience
Analog items, including vinyl records and film cameras, have been experiencing a renaissance in recent years. There’s just something irreplaceable about putting on a vinyl record and the delayed gratification of developed film (no matter how the photos turn out to be).
Affirming this renewed demand is a limited turntable, a collaboration between National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera and British audio equipment manufacturer Rega Research.
This rare creation is based on the brand's popular P3 model and features one of the artist’s paintings, “Sabel.”
Each set is priced at P65,000. Only 100 pieces were created in the U.K. for worldwide distribution. See the one-of-a-kind design here:
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Founded in 1973 with headquarters in Essex, England, Rega Research is a revered brand among serious vinyl enthusiasts. There have only been two previous collaborations in history. The first was with iconic band Queen, while the second was with Triumph, an English motorcycle manufacturer.
While Rega typically teams up with English brands, the BenCab collaboration pushed through because the artist spent many of his years in London. This makes it the first Filipino collaboration in the brand's history.
The turntable will officially launch on December 1 at Secret Fresh Gallery, but all 100 sets have been reserved already.
Although you can only marvel at the unique item for now—here's to hoping that isn't the case in the future—you can still bring home a piece of BenCab-inspired merchandise. Also on December 1, Secret Fresh Gallery is dropping a collection of T-shirts and hoodies featuring selected works by the master. It's a proudly Filipino way to don streetwear. Check out the designs below:
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The BenCab x Secret Fresh collection will drop on December 1, 2019, at the Secret Fresh Art Gallery, Ronac Art Center, San Juan.