Italy: Telephone

As we know, the Italians are famous for their excellent product design skills.

Then how do explain such an ugly public telephone?


Looks like solid cast aluminum so it's body is probably vandal proof  - - but really,  couldn't some effort have gone into making it a little prettier?   Note, also, that the handset is cheap red plastic; which is definitely not vandal proof - since a fair percentage of them have smashed open handsets; probably from banging it repeatedly on that oh so sturdy aluminum shell.

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