KLEMENS SCHILLINGER

Studio for Design

SUBSTITUE PHONES – 2017

Does the following statement sound familiar? You are sitting in the metro and are grabbing your smartphone at the first sign of boredom or because the person next to you just received a message. The shape of the Substitute Phone replicates an average smartphone, however, its functions are reduced to the movements we make hundreds of times on a daily basis. The stone beads which are incorporated in the body let you scroll, zoom and swipe. there are no digital functions. Thee object, which some of us describe as a prosthesis, is reduced to nothing but the motions. This calming limitation offers help for smartphone addicts to cope with withdrawal symptoms. The object as a therapeutic approach. 

Photography: Leonhard Hilzensauer