We have always loved the work of Nigerian graphic designer Karo Akpokiere. He was recently commissioned to design an iPhone case for the World Wildlife Fund.
A limited edition collection of wooden iPhone 4 cases by Love Through Design in collaboration with Haydanhuya and artists – in aid of WWF projects.
‘The Line Cult’ is designed by Nigerian artist Karo Akpokiere.
Each case is made from one solid block of sustainable linden wood that has been carved and sanded in Istanbul; the intricate design by each artist is then carefully etched by brilliant laser cutters and engravers based in London. Each line, curve and dot is etched with love into the case – making each piece not only a one-off piece of art, but a labour of love.
The case is lined with soft felt that hugs the iPhone and prevents the screen from scratches. Micro magnets make it easy to open and close the case and an additional leather strap locks the phone firm in its place. Each edition comes in its own beautiful wooden box by Love Through Design.
“Love Through Design in collaboration with Haydanhuya; meaning coming from God and going back to God, present a collection of handmade one-off wooden iPhone 4 cases designed by artists in aid of WWF.We joined forces with talented artist Karo Akpokiere to bring you a unique, limited edition case that is also a piece of art; it is made using one piece of solid linden wood that has been carved and sanded in Istanbul. Brilliant laser cutters and engravers Good Works, based in London from our artists, etch each edition. Inside the case there is lining of soft felt to hold the iPhone gently and to prevent the screen from scratches. Micro magnets make it easy to open and close the rare special edition case with additional leather strap to lock the phone firm in its case.This Limited Edition collection of iPhone cases is created to support WWF activities to protect endangered wildlife and environments, tackle climate change and promote sustainable use of resources. From steamy tropical rainforests to dreamy English chalk streams, they work on every continent to halt and wherever possible reverse dramatic declines in wildlife species and the destruction of the places where they live.“