THINK | PLAY | DO: Fading light.


I wanted to design an object that physically cut people off from their phones for a while. I decided I would make a box that a phone would get inserted to to keep it out of sight and out of mind.

Additionally I wanted the box to  have some sort of function. I decided that using a smart phone for one of its most primal functions. Producing light. Most smartphones have a torch app on them so i wanted to exploit this. Turning the phone into an ambient reading light. While the phone was creating light to ready by, I'm hoping that eventually the phone battery will die and the user will be left apply reading.

I created my box out of a combination of steel, birch ply and tracing paper to achieve the result I wanted.

I hope that my outcome would help someone disconnect, even if just for a moment.

Mark Hedley