While the look, feel and inner working of the mobile phone improve on an almost weekly basis, the humble home phone hasn’t changed a great deal since around 1988. Until now that is.
This is the Colombo Two. Nothing to do with a mac-wearing detective, it’s actually named after the legendary Italian designer, who made a name for himself creating objects best suited to the set of Space 1999. And this phone is a tribute to him by the ChauhanStudio.
It’s all about the looks, with a slightly angled shape, clear digital screen, a keyboard almost flush to the actual handset and a horizontal stand/case. But best of all, it;s actually quite cheap to buy – just £40 when it goes on sale at high street retailer, including John Lewis, from March.
ChauhanStudio (via Retro To Go)
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