Enorme Telephone

Telephone
Date of appearance: 1986
Trademark: Enorme
Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Engineers: IDEO
Designed in: Italy
Manufacturer: Brondi Telefonia S.p.A.
Made in: Hong Kong
Dimensions: 195 × 105 × 50 mm
Materials: ABS polymer casing, rubber buttons
Colors: black, red, yellow
Tags: featured


IDEO engineers collaborated with renowned designer and architect Ettore Sottsass to achieve this synthesis of Italian design and Silicon Valley technology. Manufactured in Hong Kong, the phone features classic functionality—redial button, tone/pulse switch, and ten-number memory. Part of the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Enorme Telephone received international attention including a cover page photo in the German magazine, Form.

Enorme Telephone