Commemorating one of Britain’s most familiar features, the telephone box has become an icon of British design. Once a frequent sight all across the country, the development of modern mobile technologies and increased ownership of smartphone handsets has resulted in a sharp decline in numbers. The Phone Box is under threat. The cultural significance of the kiosks, steeped in heritage and national identity, means that many of the remaining phone boxes are listed structures. You can even adopt one!
Since the first standard kiosk was introduced in 1921, there have been a eight different designs. The K6 (kiosk no.6) was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V.
This collection shows the K6, which has become identified as Britain’s red telephone box the world over, in various colours and settings to demonstrate the dynamic, multi-cultural and creative nature of the capital city London in an emblem that is quintessentially British.
Mounted on matt black Dibond® aluminium with Plexiglass, a finish guaranteeing optimum protection of the work while emphasising its colours and contrasts.