This is an emergency flashlight that turns on as soon as you pull it off the wall mount, thus eliminating the need to search for the on button when there is a panic situation. It also turns off when laid flat on a table.
Future Forms is attempting to document the best in industrial design as it relates to consumer electronics. There is definitely more attention paid to design today but these past products deserve more credit than they are given. I feel these designs were ahead of their time and still hold up today. My hope is that by making this site open to contributions, we can learn more about both the products and the individuals that made them.