If you don’t know I moved across the country recently. With any move comes setting up your office or PC setup. This move was really exciting to me as I really wanted to make my office my own. I had already commissioned a custom ThinkComputers neon sign, but I have been looking for more ways to really customized my office. A company called Grid Studio reach out and asked if I was interested in checking out one of their art pieces. Basically they take popular tech, deconstruct it, and turn it into a really cool art piece for display. They currently offer old phones, media players (iPod), smart watches, and even portable game consoles! They have sent over their GRID 3GS, which is a deconstructed iPhone 3GS, let’s take a look!
The GRID 3GS came very quickly once we confirmed the order with Grid Studio. The piece comes in a pretty non-descript cardboard box.
Opening the box up the frame is nicely packaged. Beyond just the frame you’ll also find mounting hardware. The glass on the frame is nicely protected with a plastic film so you don’t have to worry about anything getting scratched.
GRID 3GS Overview & Mounting
The GRID 3GS is housed in a 13-inch x 13-inch black frame. Currently Grid Studio is only offering their products in black frames, but depending on the actual piece of tech the frame size will vary.
Inside the frame is a thick white piece of paper with the different components of the iPhone 3GS. In the top corner it says iPhone 3GS: This iPhone is named “3GS” where the “S” stood for Speed. It was released on June 19, 2009. Within the first weekend of its release, over one million (1,000,000) units were sold.
It is very cool to see all the different parts of the iPhone 3GS. Each individual part of the phone is labeled on the paper and the whole deconstruction is very cool!
Grid Studio does include mounting hardware for the GRID 3GS, but I decided to use Command strips as I am renting and so I can easily move the piece if I want to. I decided to mount the GRID 3GS right above a set of shelves I have that I have some old hardware on. It seemed to fit just perfect! For those not wanting to mount the GRID 3GS it can easily stand up on its own and be placed on your desk or a shelf.