The most awesomely ironic phone case on the market today
Listen, we’re all for outside-the-box thinking. One needs not look any further than our line of portable speakers with killer designs to understand that. But this thing here — it’s a bit much, no?
Believe it or not, the point is for it to be a bit much. It’s called the Lobster iPhone case and it’s a concept piece by Melbourne based designer / maker Elliot Gorham.
He explains on his website:
Unlike the typical phone case, it doesn’t offer functionality of protection and style. Its features include; camera incapability, ergonomically awkward, too big for your pocket or handbag and most importantly, it’s ability to cause its users embarrassment.
The phone case is a commentary on both the curious nature of the mobile phone case industry and of the modern dependency and or addiction to mobile technology…
Instead of a locked ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach, the ‘Lobster Mobile Telephone Case’ presents itself as a deterrent through its awkward and inoperative design. Resulting in minimal enjoyment of function, zero fashion credibility and lastly, reduced mobility for the user.
Like most mobile phone cases, it does offer the illusion individualism.
For the fine art enthusiasts out there who feel like they recognize this piece from something else, Gorham goes on to say that he was inspired by Dali’s 1938 sculpture, the Aphrodisiac Telephone:
Two more shots of the Lobster iPhone case below: