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1965

  • Work on this object began.

1987

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2017

  • You found it!

Grillo (Cricket) Folding Telephone, 1965

This is a Folding telephone. It was designed by Richard Sapper and Marco Zanuso and manufactured by Italtel and distributed by Becker Inc.. It is dated 1965 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is molded abs plastic, rubber. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Becker Inc.. It is credited Gift of Becker Inc..

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 6.6 x 15.5 x 7.5 cm (2 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 2 15/16 in.) H x W x D (open): 22 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm (8 11/16 x 5 11/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Grillo (Cricket) Folding Telephone, 1965; Designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper; Italy; molded abs plastic, rubber; H x W x D (closed): 6.6 x 15.5 x 7.5 cm (2 5/8 x 6 1/8 x 2 15/16 in.) H x W x D (open): 22 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm (8 11/16 x 5 11/16 x 2 15/16 in.); Gift of Becker Inc.; 1987-91-3

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