"Besetzt" is a German word for occupied or taken - an occupied phone or
a taken seat. Our society doesn't know this word anymore because we are never completely occupied, we are always and everywhere available. Twenty-four hours, seven days a week, the smartphone is accompanying
us, even at work, during sports or at night in bed. The consumption of the digital world doesn't happen consciously, but it's part of our everyday life. Each day, an average smartphone user in Germany is on Facebook, Whatsapp, etc. for more than four hours. The modern furniture piece, called "besetzt", is bringing back the telephone bench of the 1950s. With
an integrated charging station on the surface of the table and a USB port
in the drawer, it fills the modern role of the telephone bench. This contem-
porary interpretation of an object designed for a corded telephone retains the same function, but for the smartphone instead. This intelligent design solution can make it possible to discern the digital world more deliberately. It is not about changing the world, but to shift the desire of society.