"Folded Leaf" Phone Is Minimalist, But Not Necessarily Practical

I appreciate good design, but attractive design isn’t always good. This “Folded Leaf,” for instance, is a very good-looking device, and the bent design is unique and cool. But isn’t this thing supposed to go in your pocket?

While I share their frustration with kitchen-sink phones when many people still just want a basic mobile telephone, that doesn’t necessarily mean going back to a Nokia-style candybar and adding a quirk, in this case a permanently bent chassis, which isn’t really a step forward. Although to be fair, this thing would be nice to talk on.

The design was done for Huawei by Claesson Koivisto Rune. No information on availability or anything like that, but there’s lots more info and pics over at MoCoLoco.