Hugo Blomberg, Ralph Lysell, Gösta Thames - Ericsson, Ericofoon, Cobra, PTT - Telephone - Plastic

Description
Hugo Blomberg, Ralph Lysell, Gösta Thames - Ericsson, Ericofoon, Cobra, PTT - Telephone - Plastic
Sweden - 1956 - 1980

The Ericofon is a plastic telephone that was made by the Ericsson Company of Sweden and marketed during the second half of the 20th century. It was the first commercially marketed telephone in which the dial and handset were integrated into one unit. Because of its design and its influence on future telephone design, the Ericofon is considered by Phaidon to be one of the most important industrial designs of the 20th century. Included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In Sweden, the Ericofon is known as the cobra phone because of its resemblance to a coiled snake.

In dark brown.

The phone has been used and is in good condition, the rubber ring is cracked and small bits have come adrift. This ring can still be obtained from Ericsson. This telephone comes from the Netherlands and dates back to the 1970s.

The original PTT plug is still present. Has been made out of plastic.

Lot details
Object
Telephone
Material
Plastic
Designer/ Artist
Hugo Blomberg, Ralph Lysell, Gösta Thames
Manufacturer/ Brand
Ericofoon, Cobra, PTT, Ericsson
Estimated Period
1956 - 1980
Country of Origin
Sweden
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Weight
300 g
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