substitute phone by designer Klemens Schillinger

Klemens Schillinger Dreams up Substitute Phones to Overcome Smartphone Addiction

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Vienna-based designer Klemens Schillinger has invented a set of humorous substitute phones so addicts can can cope with time apart from their devices. There’s no touchscreen on these gadgets, just a series of stone beads to handle all your swiping and scrolling. According to Dezeen, Schillinger was inspired by Italian philosopher Umberto Eco who replaced his pipe with a wooden stick in an attempt to give up smoking. These therapy devices were designed for #Offline – Design for the (Good Old) Real World, part of  Vienna Design Week during September of this year.









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