Well okay, I am a telecom professional from The Netherlands and one of my passions is the Ericsson Ericofon.

The Ericofon is a fabulous innovative telephone, designed as from the early 1940’s by Ericsson in Sweden. The initial idea was from 1939 but the commercial launch was in 1956. The model has gone through several redesigns sincethen and finally in the early 1980’s it was taken from production. A life cycle of approximately 25 years! There is a lot of information on this telephone available on the internet. And it can be seen in several modern design museums as well.


This blog is not about the history, it is about my passion for this phone in all its shapes and variations. This model was so innovative and so beautifully designed that early 2013 I was ‘contaminated’ with the Ericofon-virus and I decided to start my own modest collection.

In the end I ended up in collecting, reparing, trading and re-selling this telephone to the best of my knowledge and skills. I learned a lot from Richard Rose, who owns the website www.ericofon.com. But also I learned from other collectors that I talk to, from all over the world. All pictures on this blog are taken by myself and are from my own collection when no external source is mentioned.

The images on this page are from the Ericsson archive. The one below roughly shows the 600 and 700 models in 1 design drawing.


Well, I plan to update regularly. If you have any questions, are willing to trade or if you want to share good tips, do not hesitate. If you have an idea on a post, let me know as well.

I hope you enjoy reading!

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Paula

    I am a design student and I am doing a research on the different types of assemblies of different objects. I chose the Ericofon as one of them because it was a big step in the evolution of phones. I’m having trouble finding the parts of the first Ericofon model and how it is assembled. I found some photos of parts in your web site, but I know those are photos of different models.
    I need photos of all of Its parts; if I have them all I will be able to understand how it is assembled.
    If you have the time and want to help with this, I would really appreciate it.
    Thank you in advance,

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Paula,

      Very nice to read that this design is still appreciated today in a broader audience. Yes, I might be able to share some information with you and have just send you an email.


  2. Suzan Russeler

    Dear Paul,

    My name is Suzan and I am a curator at the Textile Museum in Tilburg. I am preparing the exhibition Simply Scandinavian. Nordic design 1945-2018 (9th June – 11 November 2018) – focussing on furniture and textiles. However we also would like to integrate some other interior objects, like the Ericofon. Would it be possible to loan a red Ericofon from you?

    Would you be so kind to get in contact with me?

    Best regards, Suzan


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