Brooklyn-based designer Eric Forman has created the Dis/Connect chandelier to create a space of digital quiet. The chandelier's dual function lights up the room with conversation. It prevents people from using their smartphones at the dinner table by blocking wireless signals below it.
Dis/Connect features ten radio-jamming antennae in the place of candles. These interfere with any wireless communication within a five-foot radius. The chandelier is a collaborative effort between Forman, artist Ben Luzzatto, and engineer Daniel Gross, to foster technology-free environments.
The light produced by the chandelier comes from its central column and arms that are made of acrylic. Forman explains that the tool is meant to allow people to be wholly present with themselves and each other.
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