Introducing Spira iPhone charger and clock by Alice Robbiani

Spira is an interactive picture. Using the magnetic principle of inductive charging, it frames our telephone, giving it a place of honour in the home atmosphere.

The way of charging changes completely, and in spite of the power of gravity, we are challenged to let the telephone hung up, keeping us informed of the current time and state of the battery. The telephone puts aside its usual functions and reinvents itself to become a key: its presence allows energy to spread to make the (heat-sensitive) painting react.

Interactive design student Alice Robbiani from the University of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (ÉCAL) has worked her way around this ultra arty invention that can actually recover your batter levels, as well as function as an art piece and clock.

Yes, the device works as a stationary inductive charger, magnetic photo frame and interactive clock, all in one museum-level piece of functional art that hangs on your wall.

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