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BAKELITE TELEPHONE | Chrome
Wow what a phone. This is a real standout piece – a most contemporary twist on a design classic. If you relish being a bit different, you’ll love this chrome Bakelite-style telephone. Perhaps a little controversial for the true vintage officiando but nevertheless a seriously stylish addition to an industrial interior.
The chrome Bakelite-style house phone is a twist on the design classic everyone recognises and loves. The original iconic black Bakelite phone was designed by Henry Dreyfuss, went into production from 1937 and was very much in evidence during WW11.
Interestingly, Dreyfuss measured 2,000 people, mouth to ear, to create a handset that was suitable for all and he was the first person to incorporate a bell into the base. In keeping with the original, this Bakelite telephone has the classic dial and bell ring tones but features the key button dials we’re better used to.
We love this chrome Bakelite-style telephone used as an ornamental feature to introduce some pizazz to your room – it would work really well as a bedroom phone. Picture it in a minimalist palette of greys and white textures. Fabulous darling.