Close call: no on-trend home is complete without a retro telephone

Posted 30 November 2015 by Keith Osborne

If you think your landline is a thing of the past, think again, as the latest interiors must-haves include a classic handset...

Good old-fashioned telephones are now considered funky accessories in their own right. We go all nostalgic and pick our favourite cool handsets...   


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1 The 746 was the standard phone design used by the GPO (General Post Office) from the 1970s until it was privatised, ivory replica wall telephone, £36, www.black-by-design.co.uk 

2 This striking yellow retro telephone has the original bell ringer, but plenty of modern functionalities, too, £48.95, www.rigbyandmac.com 

3 Who could resist the grey and orange colours of this Wild and Wolf 746 model, which comes with push dial buttons in the shape of a rotary dial, £37, http://furnish.co.uk  

4 This stunning retro purple phone is straight out of the 1970s, with a few alterations of course. You can control the volume of the ringer and the earpiece, plus it plugs into a standard phone socket. Purple Plum Wild and Wolf Trim phone, £29, www.redcandy.co.uk 

5 This American diner 3-slot style payphone was first introduced in the 1950s. It plugs into a standard telephone socket, but features an original mechanical bell ringer, push buttons and has a coin bank, £79, www.4living.co.uk   


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