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Marc Berthier's Tykho radio for Lexon has been noted in the mainstream and design presses, and in the consumer electronics marketplace, since its introduction in 1997, appearing in "Top Ten" design lists in United States magazines and newspapers. In 2000, Time magazine featured the radio on its March 20th cover, sitting in a round glass bowl filled with a few inches of water, above the headline, "The Rebirth of Design." Text below the image read: "Function is out. Form is in. From radios to cars to toothbrushes, America is bowled over by style." The reappearance of the Tykho radio across blogs and magazines in the last few years, coinciding with its 15th anniversary, is evidence of the Tykho's lasting design impact. The Tykho radio's small, simple, monochromatic block-like form takes minimalism to an extreme.