Designer Vibrations- 03.29.05
These are not new, but i felt somewhat ridiculous when i finally discovered who designed them. In AZ Central…
The Bone, a 9-inch wedge of resin shaped like a hipbone, made by Tom Dixon, the British design guru, was in fact a vibrator. As remote in appearance from the “marital aids” hawked at pornography shops as an Eames chair is from a straw stool, it was displayed under glass. There is the Mojo, a breast-shaped massager by Marc Newson, the designer of the Lever House restaurant; and the rechargeable Pebble by Mari-Ruth Oda, a stone-shaped plastic vibrator ergonomically contoured to fit in the palm of one’s hand.
Fascinating, designer goods for all one’s needs… and beautifully shaped enough to look like a centerpiece, or sculpture to leave out. Thanks DesignBoomers for helping me realize who designed these.
from Design Boom
‘bone’ by tom dixon, cast in a hygienic resin and hand finished; each ‘bone’ is a unique, variable speed, vibrating toy. slight variations in surface texture and finish are part of the ‘beauty’ of this object. the vibration ripples through this toy like a swelling ocean wave. ‘bone’ is rechargeable using the accompanying charger. this toy measures 22cm long, 6cm wide and 5cm high. and ‘mojo’ by marc newson, made from soft, hygienic, FDA approved silicone; mojo is available in two bright colour combinations. this low intensity, variable speed, vibrating toy is splash proof. the outer silicone part is removable so it may be cleaned in hot soapy water or even in a dishwasher. ‘mojo’ requires two AAA batteries (included). this toy measures 9cm long, 7cm long, and 4cm wide. available from myla