In the digital age, products that offer smartphone addiction solutions are inherently important for keeping up with a balanced lifestyle and engaging in the occasional, but much needed, digital detox. Amsterdam-based designer Ernst Koning does his part for the cause by tapping an 1836 invention by English scientist Michael Faraday.
Appropriately dubbed the 'Faraday Cage,' the product is geared to provide an accessible smartphone addiction solution. Koning's design is essentially an aluminum case that packs "a mesh-wrapped electromagnetic-proof shield" which entails that the network connections of the box's contents will be blocked off.
The Faraday Cage can accommodate up to seven cell phones. It is an example of how old designs can inform and improve new products. The smartphone addiction solution was completed in collaboration with Fabian Sapthu, Sidney Vollmer and Daan van Dam.