Benedetto Bufalino fitted a telephone booth with a set of wheels so he could drive around while taking a phone call

Benedetto Bufalino, an artist out to change how people perceive ordinary objects, created his own mobile phone. Not a traditional smartphone or handheld—instead, he attached a set of wheels underneath a telephone booth so he could drive around in it.

In the short video below, Bufalino travels down a street in the telephone booth while having a conversation over the phone. The booth even has the capacity to enter a roundabout, change lanes, and get stuck in traffic with other vehicles. While the trend may not catch on, Bufalino wanted to offer a perspective of decades past and the ubiquity of smartphones now. Though people didn’t have access to portable telephones, they didn’t get restricted to one, unlike smartphone users of today.

Benedetto Bufalino

Benedetto Bufalino, an artist out to change how people perceive ordinary objects, created his own mobile phone. Not a traditional smartphone or handheld—instead, he attached a set of wheels underneath a telephone booth so he could drive around in it.

In the short video below, Bufalino travels down a street in the telephone booth while having a conversation over the phone. The booth even has the capacity to enter a roundabout, change lanes, and get stuck in traffic with other vehicles. While the trend may not catch on, Bufalino wanted to offer a perspective of decades past and the ubiquity of smartphones now. Though people didn’t have access to portable telephones, they didn’t get restricted to one, unlike smartphone users of today.