Ikea has launched a new place mat which is designed for people who cannot leave their smartphone alone, the Ikea’s Logged Out Placemat.
The Logged Out Place Mat comes with a built in smartphone pocket which gives you easy access to your handset whilst you are having dinner.
Even though most of us enjoy the physical meeting with friends, more and more people are bringing their smartphones with them to the dining table. So why not hide them in a pocket at least? Put them away for a while and let go of the constant checking of social media updates. That’s what the textile designer Maria Vinka and the product developer team thought of when designing the SITTNING place mat. After all, the idea with the collection is a celebration of being together. To share something more than just a meal.
The Ikea Logged Out Placemat will go on sale later in the year and will retail for $2.