ABS, PET, industrial foot switch, and electronics
4" (10.1 cm) high, 3 3/4" (9.4 cm) diam.
Tinker London, UK
The designer and writer Russell Davies was preparing for Lift10, a conference in Geneva about emerging technologies, and wanted a way to emphasize the paradox of the rudimentary “faceless” nature of most input mechanisms— buttons, levers, switches—even as the devices they serve are “constantly demanding our attention” with their screens and their interfaces. The red button created for Davies by Tinker London was an obvious way of illustrating this point: he pressed it, even slammed it with his hand to advance the slides during his presentation.