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Is the Telephone Box Iconic?

Can a telephone be considered an icon? Well, if it’s the red telephone box, then probably yes! Love them or loathe them, they’re a recognisable symbol of England around the world, even if we’ve all gone (or about to go) VoIP! A version of the tall glossy red telephone box was initially designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1924 after winning a design competition (he also did Cambridge University Library & Battersea Power Station). Following that, there were several other versions that had to be redesigned for cost concerns. Eventually, however, 19,000 of the K6 (Kiosk 6) were made and placed round the country to mixed reviews in 1935 to celebrate the Jubilee. Now the red telephone box is in oil paintings, on pop album covers (such as Bowie and One Direction) and music videos (such as Adele’s Hello). It was even voted in the top 10 by the BBC’s Design Museum competition (2006). Understandably, these telephone boxes are in decline, but it is great to see them repurposed as defibrillator storage or mini libraries. Does the red telephone box shout icon to you? Or eye-sore? As lovely as it may look you may not need a telephone box in your business, but you might need our fantastic business telephone answering services and if so do get in contact #redtelephonebox #perfectreception #professional telephone answering #businessservices #telephones #callanswering #savetime #nevermissacall #virtualservices #receptionist #icon

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