Do you recognize this object? Do you know how works? How old are you? Don’t answer that. It’s hard to believe that this totally rad Pink Rotary Dial Desk Telephone was once the height of cool and contemporary consumer design. Now, it’s just a sculpture, or a piece pop culture ephemera.
Maybe you’ve seen one used as a prop in an old movie you enjoy for its nostalgic pull.
It is beautiful though, ins’t it? Sure it is.
Photographed at ICFF at Javits Center, NYC, in May of 2018
I moved into the house I grew up in during the early ’60s. Our house was considered to be very “Modern” for the time, and we weren’t lucky enough to have pink bathroom fixtures, but I had a few friends whose family bathrooms looked a lot like this. Me = jealous.