Someone needed to do it one day and Copenhagen-based Aesir has taken the first step. A team from this company is planning to work with influential designers to create unique and unconventional handset designs. They have already started work and have unveiled their first attempt with designer Yves Behar. He has concentrated on the idea of voice, clarity and simplicity. In his words, ‘the central tenet behind the +YvesBéhar is to literally craft the visual details, craft the functional tactility, and craft the user interface. It champions the idea of craftsmanship in an age that’s obsessed with more and making last year’s products obsolete’. There will two designs available – one in 18k yellow gold and one in stainless steel both featuring wraparound ceramic and a sapphire crystal lens.
The prices are $58,435 for the gold plated version and $10,095 for the stainless steel version. Europe will be able to get their sets by summer and the rest of the world will have to wait until fall.