– Communication Device
Permalink ties the video chat experience to a lasting object and reduces its interface to a simple, tactile gesture. The boxes are sold in pairs, with the buyer expected to keep one and give the other to a significant other. Permalink is activated when one of the users opens his or her box and alerts the other user to engage via the mechanical music box inside. The only requirements for the system are a shelf, electricity and WiFi.
Winner of RISD Furniture Department 2015 internal competition.
Shown at ICFF 2015