2+7 Telephone by Marcello Nizzoli for Safnat
Its cellulose acetate housing, low-slung stature and anthropomorphic arrangement of dial and push buttons reflect Nizzoli’s design attitude and methods; rejecting the accepted theories of machine design of the time (“form follows function”). Nizzoli’s approach was to explore the interaction between the consumer and machine. (via Interface exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum)
I don’t know which feature I love most on the Sunfire: the bubble buttons or “rear seat”.
User interface art by Mark O’Gara.
Mark Glusker’s Mechanical Calculating Machines