Industrial design concepts
2017 — 2018
Wild-Type is a platform for hardware experiments. Solar is Wild-Type's second collection of experimental devices; a series of concept sketches for smartphones that are capable of operating fully off of the renewable energy generated by their own solar panels. Aspects of this project are still under development.
Wild-Type Solar is designed to be functional, sustainable, and beautiful. Both Type IV and Type V have a net zero carbon footprint and are made from recycled aluminum and the purest refined mineralogical components. Because both devices have an upgradable interior and durable exterior, you need never buy another smartphone again.
Type IV is designed to compete with other top-of-the-line smartphones; it has an OLED display and two rear-facing cameras. Type V comes in two variants. Both are designed to be low-cost, lightweight devices; variant one (pictured above) has an e-ink display and no cameras, while variant two has a split OLED/e-ink display and a single rear-facing camera.
More images for this project are forthcoming. Complementary liquid glass imagery taken by Qiu Yang.