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1965

  • Work on this object began.

1987

  • We acquired this object.

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Grillo (Cricket) Folding Telephone, 1965

This is a Folding telephone. It was designed by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper. 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.

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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