A 50-piece limited edition series, the ‘grove + mapleXO skateboard iPhone 4 cases‘ are created from old skateboard decks. The line is a collaboration that artisan case creators grove undertook with Lindsay Jo Holmes’s mapleXO, which repurposes skateboards for jewelry and accessories.
The year-long project involved the slicing and sanding of 300 skateboards into layered strips, which were then hand-selected for colour coordination and glued together to form individual blocks from which the iPhone cases could be cut. The cases themselves are packaged in bamboo boxes with the layered skateboard panels inset into their ends. Of the fifty iPhone cases, five remain unclaimed and are currently being auctioned off on eBay.
(Photos & text via designboom)