‘One Sense’ headphones block out the world, use spikes to ward off interruptions. In an age where technology allows for a constant bombardment on our senses, where tablet computers and smartphones mean we are reachable 24/7, One Sense symbolises the human need for periods of peace and tranquility. One Sense not only obscures environmental sight and sound from encroaching on the wearer, but utilises the color red and a display of spikes, drawn from nature’s symbols for warning and defence, to alert others not to intrude. The headphones are designed by Joe Doucet.
One Sense symbolises the human need for periods of peace and tranquility,” says Doucet on the headphones’ design. They might block out the world to the user, but they don’t look like they provide much peace or tranquility to onlookers.
We don’t expect you’ll be able to buy your own pair of One Sense headphones anytime soon, but if you’d like to check them out in person, they’ll be on display at the Meet My Project design show in Milan at the end of April, and in New York City during Design Week in May.