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HESTIA / Table with a hiding place


The focus of HESTIA is communication between family members.
Not so long ago, the dining table was a place where family communication was strengthened. However, today social media on the smartphone is more interesting than talking to others.
HESTIA is designed to solve this problem with a hidden docking station. This is where the smartphones can be stored so that they do not interfere with communication. When you then close the docking station again, a flat inconspicuous hologram on the table will appear with small bluish koi depending on the number of smartphones stored. Overall, the hologram should create a calm and friendly atmosphere.


University of Applied Sciences

University of Applied Sciences
Osnabrück, Germany

Kati Hoffmann,
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Joy Simon,
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Lisa Bisschop,
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences