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This set of earphones might look like the rotary dial of an old-fashioned telephone, but it’s actually the enameled top of a powder compact made in the 1940s or ’50s. The idea for this whimsical piece may have come from a similar compact designed in 1935 by Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989) for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973).
The metropolitan museum of art - "telephone dial" earbuds