saint etienne biennale 08: 'symbio' telephone by eliumstudio for thomson telecom
 
saint etienne biennale 08: 'symbio' telephone by eliumstudio for thomson telecom saint etienne biennale 08: 'symbio' telephone by eliumstudio for thomson telecom
nov 24, 2008

saint etienne biennale 08: 'symbio' telephone by eliumstudio for thomson telecom

‘symbio’ telephone by thomson telecom was part of the exhibition ‘design and companies’ at the biennale image © designboom

‘symbio’ is designed by eliumstudio for thomson teleclom. it is a communication device which integrates technological innovations with two main functions – a wireless VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone and an internet radio. ‘symbio’ makes use of the fixed-line telephone at home. following the iconic shape of a telephone, the form is meant to fit comfortably in the hand, with the shape of the design adapting according to the positioning of the hand-set on the shoulder. it also provides stability when used hands-free and whilelistening to music. the telephone also acts as a radio and has an outlet to plug in your ear phones

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eliumstudio: http://www.eliumstudio.com thomson: http://www.thomson.net saint-étienne international design biennale: http://biennalesaint-etienne.citedudesign.com cité du design: http://www.citedudesign.com

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