Design: Holger Hoehn, and Larry Koo
Project lead: Larry Koo
M9 Monolith is designed to be the top of the line model of the Philips Premium Design series. Besides complementing the beauty of modern urban lifestyle, it has to breathe confidence. The proposition is designed to suit the tastes of more mature audience looking for esthetic sophistication in every objects and details of their life. The advancement of the DECT cordless phone technology is matured. Harnessing strong design elements and usability features are priorities to deliver an all rounded successful result.
The Philips Monolith is phone that breathes confidence. The handset is crafted from premium materials ingeniously to accentuate the beauty of a single volume. Part of our Premium Design range of Phone, the monolith was inspired by modern metropolitan living. It is designed to be an elegant and desirable phone, luxurious in its volume, but simple in its execution. Unlike the conventional design approach to many of the cordless phones, the Monolith was never meant to blend or vanish into the home environment. It had to be a bold statement. It is a piece of modern iconic and tasteful design to join your home, adding its own identity to balancing a collection of tasteful modern decoration.
The substantial weight of the die cast metal body makes the handset feels premium, 2 strips of high gloss edge treated around the metal body bezel is the signature detail to show off the precision engineering technique. The placement of the mic , display lens, buttons and speaker on the front face are well balanced and placed precisely on a single piece of gridded surface.
Every detail matters, all 4 sidewalls on the cordless phone base are designed to be engineered with zero drafts to match vertically aligned with the metal bezel on the handset. When the phone is docked, it reads precisely as a single block of object with the base that is sculpted from a stone.