Creators of exclusive luxury gadgets, Feld and Volk are about to release the iPhone 6 Divine collection. Here’s a look at the elegant Ganesha and Buddha models from this Russian company’s latest collection.
Feld and Volk create custom luxury mobile phones and their clients include global celebrities and eminent representatives in the world. Their latest collection is inspired by the East and brings to life the creative sketches of Ganesha and Buddha by Maria Lichtenfeld. The iPhone 6 Buddha is a modification of iPhone 6 128 GB. It is in black aluminium with 24K gold-plated buttons. The canonical image of Buddha on its back is cast in 18K solid gold and then meticulously polished using two methods that blend the gloss and matte textures of the metal. The final 17-gram image of Buddha is no less that any precious jewellery.
The word ‘Buddha’ means ‘the enlightened one’ in Sanskrit. Feld and Volk have tried to capture the word’s essence by encrusting a natural ruby on the forehead of the deity.
Feld and Volk’s signature in all their works is the clever use of backlit technology. In this device as well, when the screen is turned on, the jewel on Buddha’s forehead lights up. This has been made possible by using a non-classical ruby cut, never used before in jewellery or gadget.
The iPhone 6 Ganesha is also based on the iPhone 6 128GB, but its back panel is made of sapphire glass and Grade 5 titanium. To preserve the authentic form of the Apple phone, Feld and Volk engineers have completely redesigned the rear of the device, creating a titanium frame to mount the sapphire surface. To maintain visual integrity of the image and the required metal texture, the titanium element is treated with a special coating, followed by a long process of hand polishing. This sapphire glass panel is resistant to scratches, and the Hindu deity Ganesha print is manually applied by screen printing.
The image of the Hindu God of wisdom and prosperity is detailed in blue, gray and white colours. Ganesha’s vahana, the mouse, has been created using a superfine gold paint. When the screen of the device switches on, the deity’s hand, depicted in white, gets a soft blue glow.
Currently, Feld and Volk collections are available in Russia, France, UAE, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Monaco.