A young Cape Town based designer, Max Basler, has created a collection of flash drives made from a variety of re-purposed woods. Antique and rare wood that was destined for the dump has been given new life as beautifully designed memory sticks that emphasise quality workmanship and ergonomic usability.
The flash drives are intimately linked with their past; whether they were once wine barrels, court house doors, or fishing boat floorboards; all carry their individual story proudly on their packaging. Each flash drive has its own grain, fragrance and feel. The goal in creating these beautiful memory sticks was to add life and love to seemingly mundane objects, to reconnect people with the tools they rely on, and to rework forgotten, rare woods into something with a new story and purpose.
Max has also recently collaborated with Cape Town based band Bateleur
in launching their newest album. The well known Cape Town band has released their latest music on tiny flashdrives embedded in handmade wooden disks, breaking away from traditional CD formats, yet harkening back to the aesthetic of a record.
Five young artists were then given four disks each to create a unique series of artworks which were exhibited at the bandís album launch in Cape Town and Johannesburg. For more information visit the band's website here
. Max also designed a smaller version of the wooden disk for general sale that can be viewed here
Maxís work has been generating a lot of interest from diverse groups, from companies looking for unique corporate gifts, to young creatives hoping to reinvent the classic portfolio with something a little more modern.
To view Maxís portfolio click here
, or contact him at email@example.com for a quote or query. Please note, only flashdrive orders of over 50 pieces can be accepted at this time.