In 1924 Great Britain held a contest to design a new telephone kiosk. Giles Gilbert Scott’s red telephone box design won. The bright red British icon started appearing on London streets in 1926. The box was known as K2, (Kiosk 2), a clever name indeed, as it was the country’s second phone kiosk. From then on, the first phone box was called K1. The British are nothing if not sensible about product names.