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SAMEN smart tablecloth / Smartphone-free dining

SAMEN smart tablecloth
SAMEN smart tablecloth
SAMEN smart tablecloth
SAMEN smart tablecloth
SAMEN smart tablecloth

Smartphone-free dining thanks to signal-blocking tablecloth
This smart tablecloth will silence your smartphone

These days, we don't seem to be able to function without our phones. This phenomenon triggered designer Ralf Lambie to create SAMEN: The social tablecloth that encourages people to ignore their phones while eating. The special pockets in the tablecloth work like a Faraday Cage: no messages or calls come in, and there are no vibrations or illuminated screens. No quick googling or sharing pictures of your meal on Instagram, just focusing on your dinner partners.

Note: In Dutch, the word ‘samen’ means together.

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studio ralf lambie

Studio Ralf Lambie
ralf lambie design
Utrecht, Netherlands

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