jasper morrison + punkt: DP01 telephone
jasper morrison + punkt: DP01 telephone jasper morrison + punkt: DP01 telephone
sep 19, 2010

jasper morrison + punkt: DP01 telephone


british designer jasper morrison, in collaboration with new swiss start-up brand of consumer electronic products punkt., has developed DP01 telephone. morrison’s design is punkt.’s first ever product, turning the old fashioned handset upside down, setting it on a hammock-like base. this allows users to read the screen and operate the phone without picking it up. its cordless DECT unit has a rubberized back that permits easy use of the handset’s keyboard, as it lies faction upwards on any surface; its magnetic system allows it to sit in either horizontal or upright positions when in its cradle. this simplified interface means the only keys found to be necessary besides those of the numbers are the basic keys of: on, off, phone book and answer phone. the team worked closely with a sound artist to develop ten different ring tones to suit specific environments.

punkt. DP01 group / all images courtesy of jasper morrison studio

the handset sits in a hammock-like base


the design turns the old handset upside-down

view of the easy user interface

left: front view right: wall-mounted DP01 telephone

front detail

back detail

punkt. DP01 packaging

  • Whats so Revolutionary? Looks like this could have been designed in the 80’s

    ChicagoDesigner says:
  • it’s not so bad.

    abdun noor says:
  • Forget Apple, Morrison: is Master Radius

    Matz says:
  • morrison is what we need at the moment,
    most designs are invading living space,
    his’ are soft.

    jeril says:
  • “My opinion is that the design world has drifted away from normality, forgotten it’s roots and the basic notion that we designers are supposed to take care of the man-made environment and try to improve it.”
    Words by Jasper Morrison.
    I agree.

    Timo says:
  • That’s exactly what makes it so interesting, it could have been designed in the 80’s and its nicely simplified, to often these days you find products that have way to many unnecessary functions and the designer hasn’t given any thought to ergonomics. that’s the difference between a product being well designed and a product being poorly designed, the difference from seeing the product here and seeing it on walmart.com. I think this is a superb design.

    Michael says:
  • Lovely. I don’t see a speaker phone function on the keyboard. This design would be fantastic with the addition of a speaker on the back of the handset reflecting sound off of the cradle.

    rcvs1 says:
  • It does have speakerphone, with a speaker at the back for reflecting off the cradle or any surface you place the handset on.

    john says:
  • Solid , but light.
    Distinct, but calm.
    Basic, but exclusive.
    I like it, as i liked his Rowenta handheld vacuum i have in my kitchen.

    Kostas Syrtariotis says:
  • a very cool and strong design. Even when it`s looking like the
    80th, what is wrong with a good design ? And also the funktion
    is easy.

    Gisela D. says:
  • I personally like this design, especially because it is so simple yet attractive: ‘sometimes less design, is good design’- Dieter Rams

    Teesta says:
  • Like the devil, Morrison tries to convince us that no design(er) is behind the design. He talks to us through a (false but honest) zero degree of form and builds a quiet zone of amaziness which mainstream (where he also is) manages only to escape but never to surrogate. What a great designer he is.

    Vasco P. A. says:
  • simply wonderful piece of design.
    ergonomically brilliant.
    one will be furnishing my home as soon as possible

    ts says:
  • can I buy this in USA?

    greg says:
  • nice. I want one.

    KS in NYC says:

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