If you paid attention in your History of Industrial Design class, you'll remember that the iconic Genie telephone was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates in the 1970s. Designed for the American Telecommunications Corporation, it was meant to resemble a genie's lamp. The device sold well and into the '80s.
I've seen a few Genies over the years, all in plastic. Until today, I never realized they offered a version in leather:
You can find them on vintage sites like this one, where they're asking an eye-watering $1,200 for it:
I have to say, the leather's actually held up better than I'd have thought it would.
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