Krohn Design

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Integrating telephone and answering machine with message printing, the Phonebook recalls leather datebooks both in look and use. Like tabs in a notebook, turning rigid plastic pages transitions user from one mode to another. Four common buttons change use for the different pages, their function is printed on that page.

Tucker Viemeister made a big contributon to the design and prototyping of the Phonebook. The Phonebook won many awards when we designed it- from the Grand Prize in the Froma Finlandia Plastics for Tomorrow competition, to Best of Category for Concepts in ID Magazine's Annual Design Awards competion, to Second Place for a Frogdesign student competition to being in the permanent collections of both the Cooper Hewitt National Design and the Cranbrook Museums.