Famous Italian car designer Pininfarina has come up with a very expensive design for an extravagant phone case.
The project is a collaboration between Pininfarina and a company known as Inkar. The design is inspired by the Ferrari Modulo concept unveiled at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show. The phone case took two years to develop and it was styled by senior Pininfarina designer Paolo Lugaro.
The price is $10,000. 99 units will be made, with the case built to suit the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro. Only the first five will be available in the exclusive silver redline design.
The cases will each be engraved with a unique serial number. This is perfect for identifying fakesters who may try to enter your exclusive high-roller phone case club with a copy.
Customization is also available. Customers can choose from five different case colors and two different types of leather for the lens. There are ten different choices of backing plates available, with material choices including leather, carbon fiber, wood, or aluminum. Some of those leathers are reportedly from old stocks used on actual Pininfarina builds.
The buyers will also be given an NFT digital certificate to show their ownership. This will also reportedly be used to grant customers early access to buy Inkar’s future products. Inkar has also stated it will donate an unspecified portion of its profits to Japan for UNHCR charity.
$10,000 is a lot to pay for a phone case that does not even stay new for a while. However, perhaps the reason most phone cases get old is that they don’t cost $10,000. Either way, there’s one way to find out when the cases go on sale from December 1.