Clairtone at 50: Stupid Lucky
Instead of trying to explain Clairtone's contribution to design, just watch the video I've embedded. Founders Peter Munk and David Gilmour took a representative best foot forward and put Canada on the design map with this stunning achievement. Something tells me I will never find one of these at a tag sale or at thrift.
In celebration of the 50th year anniversary of the company's founding, Canada's Design Exchange is running an exhibit until October 2008, and has a nice website with more info on this company. Also, there's a book about Clairtone by Nina Munk and Rachel Gotlieb, titled The Art of Clairtone: The Making of a Design Icon, 1958-1971 The 184-page book is designed by Hambly & Woolley Inc. and published by McClelland & Stewart.
( via Retro thing )