Framed and exploded mobiles … the new works of art?
Would you hang a picture of an iPhone 6 or an exploded Nokia E71 in your living room? Grid Studio turns mobiles and other devices into exhibition objects. Can it be considered art?
Normally when a mobile is no longer useful to usBecause it is already very old or out of date, we put it in a drawer, or we sell it second-hand, or we get rid of it. But a design company called Grid Studio turns it into artwork. Or at least in an exhibition object.
Grid Studio vende exploded and framed mobiles, to hang in an office or living room. Whether it is a work of art or not we will leave it to the experts, but they certainly have a hypnotic attraction for technology lovers.
Here we can see, in more detail, the picture of an old Nokia E71 exploded, a very popular mobile with keyboard in the 90s:
Grid Studio disassembles the mobile, removes all its parts, cleans them and catalogs them one by one. Then he distributes them throughout the table, indicating what each one of them is for. There is also a small paragraph with the history of the mobile. And like any artistic work, with the signature of the author in a corner.
In your catalog We can see boxes dedicated to the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 6, some already sold out. But they also offer one of the Blackberry Bold 9000, and the mentioned Nokia E71. The prices are around 140 dollars, so they are not expensive.
They do not work only with mobiles. They also tear apart and frame cameras, iPod Touch, and even the PSP console:
The whole process, including the placement of the frame, It’s handmade.
I do not know if Grid Studio has not thought about it or does not see it feasible, but it would be much more interesting a framing service of our own devices. That is, that we send them our old mobile that we have grown fond of, and they will tear it apart and frame it, for a price.
It would no longer be someone else’s hardware, but our own device that has served us so well for years.
In a way it’s kind of technological taxidermism, which is still a bit unsettling …
IF you want to see more, take a look at their website.