Tasty Salvador Dali-inspired lobster iPhone 5 case

Concept piece from Australian designer claws at iPhone culture

A Melbourne, Australia-based designer/maker named Elliot Gorham has produced a Salvador Dali-inspired iPhone 5 case in the shape of a lobster. The concept piece is a departure for Gorham, who mainly designs/makes furniture.

Gorham writes in his blog:

Unlike the typical phone case, it doesn’t offer functionality of protection and style. Its features include; camera incapability, ergonomically awkward, too big for your pocket or handbag and most importantly, it’s ability to cause its users embarrassment.

The phone case is a commentary on both the curious nature of the mobile phone case industry and of the modern dependency and or addiction to mobile technology.

For those of you not up to speed on all of Dali's work, here's the 1938 Lobster telephone/aphrodisiac telephone piece that inspired Gorham's:

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