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BeoCom Model 2200 Telephone

This is a Telephone. It was designed by Lone Lindinger-Löwy. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is plastic, electronic components. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The BeoCom Copenhagen telephone came in a variety of color combinations, all using color to divide the keys into groups so the user could quickly and easily find the needed buttons. By 1992, the colored keys were replaced by simple, black keys.

It is credited Gift of Arango Design Foundation.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Milano Telephone
  • plastic housing.
  • Gift of Arango Design Foundation.
  • 1994-31-120-a/c
  • Enorme Telephone
  • molded plastic, rubber, electronic components.
  • Gift of Becker Inc..
  • 1987-91-1-a/d

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.8 x 21 x 21.5 cm (3 1/16 x 8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Paper label on underside of housing: includes "model number: 2200" and date, 1986

Cite this object as

BeoCom Model 2200 Telephone; Designed by Lone Lindinger-Löwy (Danish, born 1956); Denmark; plastic, electronic components; H x W x D: 7.8 x 21 x 21.5 cm (3 1/16 x 8 1/4 x 8 7/16 in.); Gift of Arango Design Foundation; 1994-31-122-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro Selects and Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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