Our culture’s interest in hand-manufactured goods has seen its own peaks and valleys over time, but the craft has always represented a certain sense of luxury. Despite being a fast-paced environment in itself, the mobile phone industry is no different. Vertu is a chief representative of this, widely known as the Nokia imprint that claimed its independence last year. The brand uses luxury materials to craft functional, exclusive mobile handsets – though pieces like the Constellation and Ti are more status symbols than cutting edge devices, per se. Here The Verge explores the brand’s headquarters in England, taking audiences on a tour through the assembly line of technicians, spacious interior office and more.
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