British Telecom‘s ArtBox project involves creation of replicas of the famous ‘British telephone box’. The ArtBox project placed these creative phone boxes in London this summer. Some artists left the traditional red color behind and headed for various designs for creative works for the public exhibit in the Trafalgar Square. Artists taking part in the project include Turner prize winner Keith Tyson and David Mach.
Each of the boxes are full-size, fibre-glass replicas of the original Sir Giles Gilbert Scott-designed K6 telephone kiosk. It is noted that over 1,600 decommissioned red phone boxes were sold to local communities for just a£1 in the company’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme. Due to this recreative concept the kiosks have been transformed into a miniature art gallery, library, or installed with a lifesaving defibrillation machines.