We’ve just witnessed another flurry of crazy Nokia designs, only this time they haven’t hailed from Finland but somewhere closer to home – Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Nokia has been working with 25 students from the college for six months on a brief to create a premium but mass market mobile capable of providing 4 or 5G multimedia services up to the year 2015.
And these are some of the results. Top left is Nokia 111 by Daniel Meyer - a piece of ‘electronic furniture’ that provides hands-free video-calling and a ‘friendly radar’.
Below that is the Nokia Borderless by Zhen-Yuan Liu, which uses nano-paint technology to provide a borderless display and possibilities for personalisation.
To the right is the green option called Nokia Regenerate from Nicola Reed, which gathers info on how you impact the environment every day – how much gas and electricity you use, for example – and gives you free texts and calls for being a good greenie.
And the winner was? The Nokia 111, hands-free video-caller. Unfortunately, the exhibition showing all the designs has now closed, but for more info on Central Saint Martins click here.