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1993

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1994

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ConferenceMaster Audio Teleconferencing System, 1993

This is a Audio Teleconferencing System. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, Inc. and manufactured by Coherent Communications System Corporation. It is dated 1993 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is molded plastic, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Walter Dorwin Teague Associates’ streamlined, disc-shaped, metallic-toned conference phone is also a decorative object. The pattern of small square number and function keys is repeated across the molded plastic body’s pierced center to form the speaker panel.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Squaring The Circle.

This object was donated by Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, Inc.. It is credited Gift of Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, Inc..

Our curators have highlighted 13 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Ericofon Telephone, ca. 1960
  • molded abs plastic, nylon, rubber, metal, printed paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Paul Moore and Charlton M. Theus, Jr..
  • 1998-36-1

Its dimensions are

Overall: 6 x 33.4 cm diameter (2 3/8 x 13 1/8 in. diam.)

Cite this object as

ConferenceMaster Audio Teleconferencing System, 1993; Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, Inc. (United States); USA; molded plastic, metal; Overall: 6 x 33.4 cm diameter (2 3/8 x 13 1/8 in. diam.); Gift of Walter Dorwin Teague Associates, Inc.; 1994-49-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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