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Maybe you read about the Luxury Mpingo Phones from Gresso. They are made of African Blackwood, a very expensive material on the commercial timber market.
Now i want to present to you the Maple Phone from 2 designers that won Silver at the International Design Excellence Awards 2008 ( IDEA) competition for the Free Wind, best room air conditioner design.
Hyun Jin Yoon and Eun Hak Lee created a camera phone concept covered in thin wooden film, with touch sensitive buttons that light up through the housing when you touch the phone.

・4.5 x 10.4 x 9.8 cm and is a slider with functions like calling
・MP3 player
・digital camera.
・The touch-sensitive sensors located in the back of the housing turn on the backlight,
responding to your finger touch,
・Maple’s LCD display reveals itself from back as you slide the phone.



Black design