Some Retro And Nature In My Mobiles

It’s not hard to see the future of electronics is all about slim and sleek, metal and glass, technogadgetmatry and multimedia. Is there any room for the retro stylings of yesteryear? And what about nature? Shouldn’t something organic make its way into our hyper-tech designs? Designer Seungchan Lee thinks the CulArt (pronounce Cool Art) concept fulfills both.

Internally you have your typical smartphone design; touchscreen, camera, slim but the physical design differs greatly. First off you’ll notice the wood paneling, you know… to invoke the idea of trees. That’s the nature bit of the design. The included bluetooth headset/remote uses a series of knobs to control the phone’s most basic functions. Clearly retro and clearly pre-80’s. Flip the phone around and you’ll find a rocky textured surface which prevents slippage and reminds you of how much you suck at rock climbing.

Is it really cool?

Designer: Seungchan Lee

29 Comments

  • George says:

    Nice!
    Just one precision… “cul” mean “ass” in French…

  • Avin says:

    I love the wooden panel. very beautiful but i’m very skeptical about the external keypad, quite silly to be dialing with that….

  • colin warnock says:

    where can i buy one……….!

  • jonathan says:

    hey.. i think the look and feel of it is beautiful.. i would love to have it in my hand.. but i agree with avin.. not sure if i love the ldea of the external key pad….
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  • Pocketcowboy says:

    don’t know about the wood, but the rock rocks!

  • Baandoptager says:

    Looks pretty sweet to me. The headset is probably a bit too much, but the phone itself. H*** yeah. I would buy.

  • Xenti says:

    Gorgeous. If I wasn’t set on buying iPhone 2.0, I would definitely get this.

  • etienne says:

    I like the design.
    The name is not good at all…(ps: i’m french) =)

  • betajonny says:

    um….reminds me of LG PRADA ???????

  • wow says:

    I checked a date from the web site, this is designed in june 2006. so I think culart is designed earlier than LG prada.

  • So am I supposed to buy this for my grandfather, who couldn’t figure out how to use it? lol
    They do look nice though.

  • Connor says:

    love it 😛 where can i buy one ?

  • Alina Leonova says:

    Where I can buy CulArt ?????????
    I like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hien le says:

    I want sell it in my market, Vietnam! Contact me if you want more infor about my company.

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