Industrial Design

Soft Telephone

project information

year:1990
  • As the world becomes more unencumbered, cell phone technologies have enabled the portable office; and miniaturization has impacted its form. This design suggests a relationship to the body with a folded leather shell that conforms to the hand; the user-friendly components are safely housed in a molded polycarbonate. A unique open/close device turns the phone "on" as it flips open and "off" as it flips closed. Telephones have become our constant companions and this design remains friendly to the touch.