Xiaomi announces collaboration with New York-based artist Daniel Arsham to create a limited edition of the latest Xiaomi 12T Pro smartphone, an iconic product that combines the past, present and future in a contemporary design
Combining the world of sculpture with the most important consumer good of the moment, the smartphone, Xiaomi collaborate with Daniel Arsham to transform his latest model Xiaomi 12T Proin an iconic product that combines past, present and future in a contemporary design: Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition.
Born from aesthetics “Future Archeological” by Daniel Arsham, for the first time the artist experiments on a smartphone the creation of the textures of his sculptural proposals of obsolescence and natural erosion. By creating and exploring new perspectives of the relationship with the most personal and engaging contemporary device of daily use of our historical period, a timeless object of “fictional archaeology” outside a museum or gallery, starting from the sculptural box to the aesthetic and physical sensation of the product itself.
The words of Daniel Arsham
Daniel Arsham, New York artist said:
I am always inclined to bring my work into contexts other than those typical of the art world. I conceived Xiaomi 12T Pro as if it were a sculpture whose purpose goes beyond being a functional object; in 20 years the people who will have it will no longer use it as a simple smartphone but as a sculptural object, linked to a particular historical moment and which goes beyond its functionality.
Crafted in the perspective of an imaginary future of digital dematerialization, this collaboration is guided by Xiaomi’s core values such as innovation, design and productionand shaped by zeitgeist by Daniel Arsham in a vision of figurative archaeology.
Xiaomi 12T Pro Daniel Arsham Edition
It will soon be available in Western Europe in limited quantity: only 2,000 pieces will be purchasable at the price of 899,00 euroon presale from hours 10.00 on 5 December on mi.com and highsnobiety.com. From 10.00 on 16 December also at the pop-up store Xiaomi x Daniel Arsham of Berlin.
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