The Ericofon Has Landed Stateside

The Ericofon Has Landed Stateside

Amy Azzarito
Feb 24, 2009

This makes us (almost) wish we still had our landline. We just learned that Velocity Art and Design will begin carrying the reintroduced Ericofon. This stylish push button phone was originally introduced to the American market in the mid-'50s, and has now been named the ScandiPhone in reference to the phone's Swedish roots.

The Ericofon was the smallest and lightest phone that had ever been manufactured and was originally intended to be used by hospital patients. It made a huge impact on the American market, where it was offered in 18 colors. It has become such an iconic design that it's even in the collection at MOMA. To get you in the mood, we found some vintage Ericofon advertisements here.

Looks like a Ericofon collection can get out of hand. This is a collection of 89 unique Ericofons.

The ScandiPhone is available for $60 from Velocity Art and Design

• More Ericofon history here.
• Ericofon at MOMA

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