The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects

1. Model 302 Telephone

Year Invented: 1876

Designer: Henry Dreyfuss

Western Electrics Model 302 was the first widely-used telephone to include a ringer and network circuitry in the same unit. Its iconic form was designed by predominant industrial-designer, Henry Dreyfuss. The phone was first deployed on the Bell System in 1936 and appeared in many TV shows and films, including a memorable scenes in I Love Lucy. The phone is still referred to as "the Lucy phone" by collectors.

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