0406, Vibeat Tactile Audio Device, 2016
Two circular pods are attached to the table. Touch the pods with both hands to feel music as vibration. Vibeat was designed by Liron Gino, a graduate of Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel. These jewelry-like pieces are designed to be worn as a bracelet, brooch, or necklace. The device can be used while wearing a headset (i.e. listening and feeling simultaneously) or by itself, without hearing.
Liron Gino (Israel, born 1989); Courtesy of Liron Gino
Metal, plastic, electronics
These objects represent how the product will look and feel when manufactured. Two small, round, black disks fit in a lozenge-shaped carrying case. The bracelet and necklace each have a black cord and a silver-toned clasp. The pin attachment clips to the user's clothing.
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Photography and editing: Alexandra Vakovleva; Soundtrack: Yaron Eigenstein
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.