If you were to study human interaction, you’d find there is a tight knit group of people who you are closest with. This is also known as the human web and connections outside the web can extend infinitely. That’s called 6 degrees of separation. If you were to visualize all of that into a tangible object, you’d probably end up with something similar to the Drops concept.
Drops is a unique prototype that physically represents the interactive possibilities between your closest kin. Confused? Everyone in your circle of friends gets a unique personalized wood token and a docking station. Simple interactions like docking your token lets everyone else know you’re there. Stroking them sends out a subtle glow – a playful reminder. It’s meant to be an esoteric gesture, but an important one which is why it’s made of wood to symbolize strength and the organic nature of friendship.
Designers: David Sjunnesson & Pedro Nakazato Andrade