Matteo Bandi

Matteo Bandi is an Italian designer based in London. Graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Art in London, his practice focuses on the interactions between human and things. Designing objects with some extent of emotional behaviour is the core of his interest, and a space he aims to discover more. Fun and surprise are elements the designer tries to include in his process, with the intention of creating meaningful experiences.

www.matteobandidesign.com      bandi.matteo@gmail.com    

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Let the Moment Happen

A collection of objects to help us reduce the amount of phone usage. The objects live in the domestic environment, and intervene in moments when smartphones are particularly distracting: a desk lamp for working, a speaker for leisure time, an alarm clock for the end of the day and a projector for watching a movie with someone. 

Rather than inventing a new device to keep us away from the phone, the existing objects were re-designed with a particular feature: 

none of them has an on/off button, instead, they can only function whenever we physically plug our phone into them. If phone is removed or used for unauthorised functions, the objects will stop working.

My goal is to reflect on the role interactive objects can play for and with us. The devices are, in fact, not only designed as tools to make us more productive or ease a process, but also as friendly companions to help us let the moment happen.