4th June 2014

“I’ve had one of those…”

This idea from British Designer Kyle Bean caught our eye recently. Made from cardboard and paper, the Russian doll-style phones show how the mobile has evolved over 25 years. The first phone, the iconic Motorala DynaTAC ‘brick’ phone dates from 1985, with the last phone, a Samsung Tocco, dated 2009. Interestingly, if Kyle were to update his work, he might find that over the last few years phones have inched back up in size, as people want larger screens for their social media antics.

Which ones have you owned? We have fond memories of number 5, the lovely Motorola flip phone. It’s still nestling in a drawer somewhere…

For those of you that have to know, the full list, left to right, is: 1985 Motorola DynaTAC, 1988 Nokia Mobira Cityman 1320, 1991 AEG Teleport, 1993 Ericsson GH 198, 1996 Motorola Micro TAC 650, 1998 Siemens C10, 2001 Nokia 3210, 2005 Motorola Razr V3, and 2009 Samsung Tocco.