Snelling's 1930s streamline styling of a bakelite case for one of the first Australian-made radios released after the Second World War: a Kriesler Sealed Midget 'sound-all-around' model.

Douglas Snelling's few wartime years with the Kriesler electronics factory in Newtown, Sydney, gave him up-to-date knowledge of cutting-edge electrical technologies that were later used to develop consumer radio, hi-fi and television products from the mid 1940s through the 1950s.

His design flair allowed him to design fashionable cases and cabinets for these home entertainment systems, beginning with one of Kriesler's first post-war radios – a Sealed Midget 'sound all around' model.

His later designs for houses and executive boardrooms almost always included custom-designed cedar cabinets containing the latest hi-fi and television equipment.