Swiss technology brand Punkt has unveiled the ‘MP 01’, an essential mobile phone designed by Jasper Morrison. With no status updates, notifications or multiple alerts, the MP 01 Mobile Phone is made to focus on the things that matter, like being in the moment. Created with the belief that high quality devices enhance the user’s experience, the MP 01 Mobile Phone has been made using long-lasting materials including a high specification camera paint finish and a screen made from Gorilla Glass, a specialised thin, light and damage-resistant glass. The handset has a soft touch texture and a moulded back plate to make it comfortable to hold and allow it to sit easily on any surface. The MP 01 Mobile Phone has been manufactured with specification to create a solid and robust device that is built to last, a considered antidote to today’s throwaway culture.
The aim of MP 01 Mobile Phone is to deliver a well-designed, intuitive alternative to multifunctional devices. The phone has an elegant monochromatic surface, large round buttons and interface for ease of use, a 2.0” LCD display, high quality audio with noise cancellation and long lasting battery life. Bluetooth connection allows use with car systems and headsets, and contacts can be backed up and synced to a PC or Mac. In addition to calls and SMS messages, the MP 01 Mobile Phone has a simple agenda and clock function. Punkt has gone to the utmost care to enhance the mobile handset experience by introducing a set of custom-made ringtones by the Norwegian sound artist, Kjetil Røst Nilsen, exclusively for the MP 01 Mobile Phone.
The MP 01 Mobile phone will initially be available in black, with two additional colourways to follow in 2016 with a price of $295 USD. The MP 01 Mobile Phone will be on display at Somerset House as part of the 10 Designers in the West Wing exhibition, which features pieces from names including Faye Toogood, Patternity and nendo. The exhibition will take place from 21 to 27 September 2015, during this year’s London Design Festival.
all images courtesy of Punkt