Utopia: Lost and Found /01 April 2008


Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper

Grillo phone
Siemens Auso SPA
Italy, 1966
ABS plastic
3¼ w × 7 d × 3 h in (8 × 18 × 8 cm)

This design was awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1967. Grillo means cricket in Italian, referring to the shape and the sound of its unique ring tone. Signed with molded manufacturer's mark to underside: [Grillo made in Italy].

literature: Marco Zanuso, Motta, ppg. 136-141 Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Ambasz, pg. 74

estimate: $100–200
result: $300

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