Bic Phone. Back in 2000 we designed 'Pulp', a disposable mobile phone manufactured from recycled paper pulp. Selected for The International Design Yearbook - edited by Marcel Wanders and also featured in many other publications.
Designed in an era when very few of us owned mobile cell phones and before many operators supported technology such as GSM, making international roaming possible, this concept was aimed at the occasional user or international traveler. Shortly after SMS text messaging and digital networks emerged followed by 3G, Smart Phones and the rest is history.
Recently we noticed that their might still be a place for such a device in todays saturated market of feature rich hand held devices, as BIC, famous for disposable pens and lighters, launches the 'BIC Phone'.