A Living Blueprint
Forma was my first phone where I designed and worked directly with a circuit manufacture to develop the electronic internals (AN-01). The concept was for the engineering process not only integrates into the design but for it to become the design. A physical blueprint. Displaying technical details on the outside body and a rich blueprint color on the inside.
A sapphire crystal, stainless steel, and alligator skin body defines a phone that is elegant yet still aggressive in appearance. The Forma body is CNC machined from solid 316L stainless steel blocks to build a strong and rigid body, polished by hand, and then PVD plated. Large sapphire crystal plates are precision inset into the stainless body. The buttons are crafted from stainless steel or sapphire crystal depending on the model. The top and bottom of the phones are hand wrapped with alligator skin.
Showcasing a familiar feature phone OS that has been re-envisioned for the modern world. Electronics and in-house UI were developed in parallel with the exterior body. This allowed for the ability to completely control and defined the entirety of the user experience. Modern minimalism all the way through.
Absorbing Modern Technology
Forma phones are equipped with AN-01 internals, a new generation of electronics entirely developed by Mobiado. AN-01 is unlocked WCDMA/GSM/LTE with GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA: 900/2100MHz, FDD: B1/3/7/20 bands. 2.4” QVGA IPS display, 4G memory with expandable microSD, Bluetooth, camera and video. Lithium battery with 1,500mAh capacity. Fast battery charging 5.4W.