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Telephone Grillo Zanuso Sapper Siemens, 60s

Iconic "Grillo" telephone, designed by Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso in 1965.

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Iconic “Grillo” telephone, designed by Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso in 1965. This design icon was awarded with the “Compasso D’Oro” in 1967 and 1993, and is part of the NY MoMa permanent exhibition.

Made in Italy by SiT-Siemens, it is distincted by the shell body that allows the opening of the telephone when lifted. With its ingenious shape Grillo heavily influenced the designed of telephones in the decades, up to modern flip telephones.  

This telephone was tested on a line with matching 3-pin socket and it is perfectly working, with its rotative dial and unmistakeable cricket (“Grillo”) sound coming from the big plug.

In good vintage conditions, healthy and cleaned, with one chip on the side (see picture). 

item. telephone
model. Grillo
designer. Marco Zanuso, Richard Sapper
maker. SiT Siemens
period. 1960s
country. Italy
material. ABS
color. off white
dimensions (cm). 7 x 17 x 8
condition. very good. one chip on the side (see picture)
art. no. 716

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