Born out of a shared passion for good design and well-made products, Native Union has become an absolute studio favourite of SATORI & SCOUT. With recent awesomeness such as collaborations with speaker designers (La Boite), the brand is everything that SATORI & SCOUT love about product design; seeking to design beyond the nondescript, haters of all the mass-produced materials (mostly plastic) that fills the (mobile accessories) market.
Launched by entrepreneurs John Brunner and Igor Duc, both designers are always looking for ways to offer a stylish alternative to such ‘plastic rubbish’ for the modern individual. With a combination of the finest materials, functional design, and considered details, Native Union creates products with personality that enhance the way you live with your tech. Introducing their latest addition, Terrazzo is handcrafted from a material called jesmonite, and this one-of-a-kind wireless charger curates the feel of any home or workspace while giving you full access to your device in both portrait and landscape orientation. Ensuring fast and safe charging for all of the following: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, and all other Qi compatible devices, up to 10W, SATORI & SCOUT are confident your interests are already high.
With jesmonite seemingly becoming more and more popular by architects, designers and brands alike in recent years, the aggregate based material certainly offers something different to ‘rubbish plastic’. What was once used on flooring some circa 500 years ago, here it is being used on mobile phone charging devices.
Available in either black or pastel pink, such a bold combination of colours matches the quality that oozes out of these devices when you hold them. With a certain aggregated pattern that reinforces its handcrafted nature everytime you look at it, you can also be safe in the knowledge that terrazzo is better for the environment than other cement-based products, and whilst cement is no friend to modern sustainable practices, either way, it is all much better than us humble humans consuming plastic; besides, our studio are sure these docks will last you a lifetime whilst a plastic product, maximum 5 years. Durability and longevity are key.
Though such a small device will set you back $150 each time, no two Terrazzo devices will be the same. With a built-in dual-coil wireless feature and the ability to hold your phone either landscape or portrait without disrupting any charging performances, this precision-engineered object is certainly high on all the awesome scales. Complete with a signature Native Union USB cable (6.5 foot long!), this device will be perfect for your office or on the go. Black, for every modern man, or pink, for every contemporary colour stylist.
Discover more about the brand online at: NativeUnion.com
Buying Less, Buying BetterMuch like many of our recent articles, the key agenda here is absolutely that quality products are better, hands down. Buy less, buy better, and such a tagline can apply to every strand of product design. Quality is all around us.
(Photography Credit : Native Union)