One of my most favorite home decorating ideas is using objects whose original function is extinct. The Eames era chrome phone stand being one of them. With the advancement of the cell phone I am fearful that generations to come won't even appreciate that phones were once plugged into a wall. Back in the atomic age, manufacturers designed these stands to not only house your phone but provide you a mini desk to fulfill for all your phone call desires. Although passe there is no reason for these stands to end up at the trash dump.
Personally, I have found this stand handy to store anything from CDs to TP. I have also found that its compact size permits it to be used as an inexpensive side table to place your morning coffee. I am sure there are other possibilities out there if you let your imagination run free.
Posted by Rebecca on Monday, October 25, 2010