Aesir Copenhagen by Yves Behar
There are some pretty striking electronics designs out there -- whether they're from the iHome Studio Series or Bang & Olufsen. While talented industrial designers toil away at making our gadgets more beautiful, few have tapped into the pool of the world's most renowned designers. Names like Yves Behar, with whom Denmark's Aesir has teamed up for this latest top-of-the-line mobile phone.
Rejecting the obsolescence of the mobile phone market in favor of an emphasis on design and craftsmanship, the Aesir Copenhagen by Yves Behar phone features an upper half made of ceramics and a sapphire crystal lens. The lower part can be had in 316L-grade stainless steel or in 18-karat gold. The phone launches in Europe this summer, followed by an autumn roll-out in other markets, with prices set at €7,250 for the steel model and €42,000 for the gold.