There is something very special about the feel and smell of the finest leather. This luxurious material not only stirs the senses, it matures and improves like a fine wine. Greenwich Design apply superior hand craftsmanship and technical innovation to create unrivalled phone cases with timeless and subtle elegance.
Greenwich Design was born out of a desire to create a better class of products without compromise. For over 20 years they have been creating technology accessories for world renowned fashion, lifestyle, tech and automotive brands. Founders, Guy and Mike, challenged their lead designer, Iain, to craft an unrivalled luxury phone case without budgetary, time or material constraints. Iain applied his meticulous attention to detail on selecting the most exquisite materials and cutting edge technology to manufacture the finest luxury smartphone case money can buy.
The starting point for each case is the leather. The Greenwich Design team, no strangers to working with this luxurious material, travelled across Europe in pursuit of the perfect hide, a full grain nappa bull leather. Bullhide is selected over female cow leather for its heavier feel in the hand, larger size and reduced stretch marks. Their search led them to Southern Germany, a rural location with a cooler climate meaning the bulls develop a thicker skin and suffer from less biting insects, also there are no barb wire fences. All of which means fewer defects in the leather. The resulting leather hide is so soft and durable, with such an impeccable aesthetic, that Bentley Motors use it to upholster their luxury automobiles. It is the perfect choice.
On arrival at the company’s headquarters in Sussex, each hide is hand inspected to make sure the leather colour is the correct thickness (around half the thickness of a human hair), to ensure colour fastness. The leather is put through tens of thousands of movement cycles to make sure it doesn’t crack. The hides are further tested under UV lights, in temperature extremes and by chemical contact, such as alcohol, suncreams and even artificial sweat. Once a hide meets these exacting standards it is then hand stitched and expertly tailored to create a unique folio style case.
The subtle elegance and understated exterior belies the wealth of features that the Greenwich phone case case offers, providing incredible protection as well as enhanced phone usability.
Concealed in the cover is a carbon fibre panel that provides a shield so strong it will stop a shotgun blast, yet so light, as to be barely noticeable. It also safeguards against excess pressure on the phone screen.
The case has an injection moulded polycarbonate shell to hold the phone in place and provide further protection against damage. The shell is precision engineered to give full access to all buttons and ports and allows the leather to be inlaid with minimal additional thickness. Gunmetal edging, in addition to being a nod to automotive trim work, provides bumper like edge protection.
A hidden ferrous metal plate in the front flap allows the folio case to be mounted on the minimalist Greenwich magnetic car mount. The phone can be mounted in landscape or portrait modes, meaning satnav information or playlists are displayed correctly.
The phone case also features a recessed credit card slot, ensuring the case still sits flush when closed. The card slot has a subtle chamfer that allows the card to slide in and out with ease and the pocket offers RFID protection for payment security. The strong closure magnets ensure the case stays closed when it needs to but also holds the front flap out of the way when the device is in use. The cover also has a sleep / wake function.
The Greenwich Design ethos, expertly handcrafted to the last stitch, and their uncompromising and painstaking approach to design is what sets their products apart. The cutting edge technology they utilise is the key to the slim, precise feel of their folio cases. A Greenwich phone case marries luxury with functionality, form with security, and protection with timeless elegance, all of which is backed by a no quibble lifetime warranty.
With brighter days finally here, Greenwich’s Maia Phone Case Collection brings the smartphone into the new season. A striking colour palette with matching refined stitching and Alcantara lining offers a strong yet soft elegance. Available in beautiful seasonal hues such as Canary Yellow, Scarlet Red, Tahiti Blue, Blake Blossom Pink, Pale Gravel Grey or Beach House Blue. https://greenwich.design/collection/maia.html