This design originated from observation of the space around a telephone rather than the telephone itself. People make calls on the telephone and keep pens and post-its by its side to take notes, or they put down the receiver to busily look for stuff to take notes with while they are on a call.
Telephones occupy a corner of the TV stand in the living room. Nearby, one can usually find remote controls, spectacles,keys,handphones, loose change, and other sundry items. When you look around a house, it is not easy to find a suitable spot to place these items. Hence, the space around a telepone is naturally the easiest desitination.This design is not a reinterpretation of the telephone as we understand it today, but rather it is an extention to the concept of telephone, one made through the observation of the spaces around, and people's habbit about the telephone