OPHONE™ allows you to send olfactory messages instantaneously around the world. Today a prototype, OPHONE is the star of the 16th experiment at Le Laboratoire, in Paris, which opens May 17. You can come and see it, use it, enjoy a Virtual Coffee, and send it to a friend.
10 OPHONEs exist as of May 2013 thanks to David Edwards, Le Laboratoire founder and Harvard professor, with his former Harvard students Rachel Field and Amy Yin, MIT electrical engineer Eyal Shahar, designer Baptiste Viala, and the team at Le Laboratoire. With Ryan Spinoglio of Toby’s Estate in Sydney, Australia, and Olivier Pescheux, master perfumer at Givaudan in Paris, we are just now exploring how OPHONE can help us unlock the vaporous mysteries of coffee.