Iconic Beocom 1000 Telephone by Bang & Olufsen, Denmark

  • €250.00

Red Beocom 1000 telephone from 1986 designed by Lone and Gideon Lindinger-Lowy for Bang & Olufsen.

Fine vintage condition with signs of wear and years of use. Backside of the handset is a bit sun bleached.

Height: 8 cm, Width: 21 cm, Depth: 21 cm

In 1983 the Jutland Telephone Co. (Denmark) were looking for a new partner to develop and manufacture their telephones. They approached Bang & Olufsen a/s, Denmark.
The brief was to a design “the world’s best telephone”, a computer-phone to demonstrate JT’s innovative lead in the market. Bang & Olufsen had no experience in telephones, but thought that this project would expand their technical competence and equip them better to meet the future.

The success of the Beocom telephone was its combination of freshness and friendliness. The idea of a colourful telephone that became the focal point of a room was new. It also integrated many thoughtful features such as a hi-fi quality sound, a lightweight handset, a note pad that slides out to reveal a code-number dialling list and user manual and an emergency call button for children and elderly.

The telephone became an immediate favourite both for professional and private use, as well as among interior designers. Advertising agencies loved it too and it soon appeared on the sides of buses and in style and fashion magazines, where it still appears regularly.

Production was finally discontinued in 2003.