There was a time when we’d hang out by the toaster oven, twisting the cord of a phone that hung on the kitchen wall. We’d stick our fingers in holes an slide the dial as we mimicked Lily Tomlin’s “one ringy dingy, two ringy dingy’s, …”
This phone can bring you back to those days. However, they’ve replaced the dial with convenient push buttons to make your ringy dingy’s just a wee bit less tactile. It’ll still look great on the kitchen wall.
The Crosley 302 Phone returns to the wall in this Henry Dreyfuss tribute. Dreyfuss, considered a brilliant industrial designer, worked with Bell Telephone Laboratories designing telephones that were sensitive to consumers’ desire to suit a variety of home environments. Well known for the 302 style Desk Phone, he later shifted his design efforts to include this wall unit allowing consumers to walk with the phone while cradling it on their shoulder. This unified and balanced form replaced the awkward and ungainly shapes of earlier models. Would you believe Dreyfuss actually used measurements from over 2000 faces to determine the distance between the average mouth and ear? The Crosley 302 Wall Phone features the nostalgic rotary dial but actually functions with push button technology. No more waiting for that rotary dial to make its excruciating slow rotation.
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