Broken iPhones turned into useful artwork

If you are butter-fingered and own an iPhone, there is quite a high possibility that some day you will be left stunned like a deer in the headlights as you witness your beloved Apple device flying towards the floor. If that's the case and your smartphone breaks apart, you will have several options to consider – either fix it, recycle or replace it at a local Apple repair store. No matter which one of the three options you choose, there is a slight chance that some of its broken and otherwise unusable parts will be used to create useful artwork as part of a new Kickstarter project, called 'Twice Used'.

Twice Used is a campaign that brings life to otherwise unusable and broken iPhone fragments and turns them into usable art, jewellery and furniture. Chris Koerner, the person behind Twice Used, and his team got the inspiration for this project while working at an Apple repair store. Being environmentally conscious, they decided to make a difference and utilize some of the iPhone glass screens and home buttons that were simply thrown away as garbage and harmed the environment. Chris and his team now buy unusable iPhone parts from Apple repair stores and refurbish these phone fragments into artsy, completely usable items such as wall clocks, picture frames, bracelets, earrings and even coffee tables.

The iPhone parts Mr. Kroener and his team use come from all over the world, so there is a slight chance that your broken phone might become someone else's wall decoration. The Twice Used team currently have around 20,000 broken iPhone screens, but they will need a lot more, because just the coffee table requires about 100 screens. You can contribute to the project either by buying one of the handmade iPhone-themed items, or simply back Twice Used by donating money at their Kickstarter page. So far, they've accumulated $2,367 and they will need at least $10,000 by December 18 in order to get their project funded.

If you are interested in obtaining an iPhone coffee table or simply want to help Chris and his peeps, visit the source link at the bottom of the article.

source: Twice Used via Mashable



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well this was stupid.

7. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I think it all looks stupid except the Clock. The clock looks pretty nice IMO

14. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

that clock looks so cool, better than when its parts worked the way they were intended to


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"i" disagree with you, it's not stupid. It is, however, like most Modern Art, tacky and déclassé! Notwithstanding, what was utterly stupid was the time wasted putting that monstrous piece together; and, YES, "i" mean the news article (if you can call it that).

11. Kal-el

Posts: 96; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

bETTER PRAY that apple doesn't patent recycling

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Recycle it instead.

3. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

10 grand? Even a gradeschooler could do that.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Other than the button bracelet and the clock, they look pretty stupid.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Have to be a HUGE iShe*p to like that...

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

well... at least it's recycling.

9. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Clock looks great.. Nice idea behind it..

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

By December 18 they'd have met their target, this is actually a good way to recycle broken glass

12. oNEWorld

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

the clock is the only thing that looks great. they should make one out of a Samsung Galaxy device... oh wait that would be like using trash.

13. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

New or broken this is a better use for them.

15. GeekMovement unregistered

That's a lot of broken iPhones.. and I have to honestly admit all of them were ugly imo.

16. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Apple iJunk. Available at stores near you. Limited quantity. Lifetime warranty.

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