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    This smartphone was made as a university project in collaboration with Medion for our product design class mostly as a styling exercise. The task… Read More
    This smartphone was made as a university project in collaboration with Medion for our product design class mostly as a styling exercise. The task was to design a concept smartphone for a specific kind of personality. First we had to imagine a person with a lifestyle and a taste for objects, and after adapt this personality to the styling of the smartphone. Read Less
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This smartphone was made as a university project for our product design class. The task was to design a concept smartphone for a specific kind of personality. First we had to imagine a person with a lifestyle and a taste for objects and after adapt this personality to the styling of the smartphone.
 
I imagined a person with an active urban lifestyle with a love for futuristic, high-tech objects and architecture, but also who loves and appreciates the beauty of nature.
For these requirements I found a connection with modern organic architecture. These buildings look very futuristic but at the same time they are also very natural. The flow in their structure gives them an energetic and dynamic look. I also wanted to combine the industrial shapes with something unique and unexpected.
My choice went on the moon. It is beautiful but distinct, and it reminds most people of space travel which is futuristic and mystical. The surface also has some interesting structure which could be adapted for the styling.
For the imitation of moonrock concrete is a great choice. The small bubbles look like craters. There are very thin (1 mm) elastic materials which look just like concrete. It is unusual to touch a surface like this on a smartphone and Its also gives more grip unlike plastic or glass.
I wanted to make a form which is not too aggressive but have a dynamic flow on each sides. The curves and shapes on the back represents craters just like on the surface of the moon.
The biggest crater has the concrete imitation which makes the smartphone a very unique gadget to hold.