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Cell Phone Blends Art And Life (Pics)

Cell Phone Blends Art And Life (Pics)

Designer uses an everyday device to fuse art with practicality.

Naresh Kumar

Designer Patricia Urquiola recently developed a project that aimed to give a traditional artistic touch to the mobile phone. Taking inspiration from the form of castanets, the percussive instruments played in Spain and many Latin countries, the phone’s body gets a dimpled skin and is accompanied by several accessories like a keypad, a tummy strap and earphones, all tagged to beautifully designed decorative pieces in various colors.

The project was commissioned by Italian design house Alessi and Japanese product manufacturer IIDA.

Patricia Urquiola

[via Design Boom]

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