Versailles, France, April 5, 2016 – Today at the New York Times International Luxury Conference, HP Inc. brought to life the premium PC experience with world-renowned designers Tord Boontje and Jess Hannah, unveiling two distinct, limited edition notebooks that encapsulate luxury with texture, diamonds and 18K gold.
Based on the13.3” (diagonal) HP Spectre, the world’s thinnest laptop1, Boontje and Hannah worked side by side with HP designers to conceptualize and construct their own unique, lavish designs. A limited number of devices from each designer will be auctioned at the Cannes Film Festival in May with the proceeds going to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
“We have brought in the designers to create an extraordinary experience on our thinnest laptop ever, reinventing how luxury design and powerful laptop technology can come together to create spectacular works of art,” said Stacy Wolff, vice president, design, personal systems, HP Inc. “We are showcasing the possibilities of marrying technology with glitz and glamour, allowing the PC to become an expression of style.”
Dutch-born, London-based designer Tord Boontje created the HP Spectre by Tord Boontje that exhibits delicate, intricate and dreamlike pattern across the laptop. The ornate graphic pattern integrates cherry blossoms, graceful florals, a peacock and an exquisite butterfly. The 18K gold plated accents provide rich contrast with the patterns that gently intertwine with embedded Swarovski crystals set in a floral pattern against a deep Midnight Blue.