About BLOCK

Two-thirds of the world's population has a smartphone. And moments without rrrrrrrings, pings, pushes and Likes are rare. Almost a luxury you could say. BLOCK helps you find a healthy balance between being connected and when not. Simply because smartphones have no connection in this modern and stylish version of the Faraday Cage (1836)

It functions as a beacon of space, rest, attention and silence in these hyper-connected times. But it’s also a statement about breaking the habit of having a smartphone always on you, or in sight. In BLOCK our smartphones now have a fixed place where they can no longer interrupt. And this might even help us notice how much we used it. And how hooked we are.

Team BLOCK
Fabian Sapthu & Ernst Koning

Product designer Ernst Koning runs his own studio  ILIASERNST  and his products are sold by  GISPEN ,  Puik  and  HollandsLicht . Fabian Sapthu is a creative director at  New Amsterdam , co-founder of  LESS AGENCY , initiator of the annual  2BelminutenStilte  (2 Minutes Of Phonesilence during the Dutch WOII remembrance day) and creator of  facelesslinkedin.com .

Product designer Ernst Koning runs his own studio ILIASERNST and his products are sold by GISPEN, Puik and HollandsLicht. Fabian Sapthu is a creative director at New Amsterdam, co-founder of LESS AGENCY, initiator of the annual 2BelminutenStilte (2 Minutes Of Phonesilence during the Dutch WOII remembrance day) and creator of facelesslinkedin.com.