Grovemade expands its line of high-end wood electronics and desk accessories, with planters, desk lamps, and a limited-run of 175 copies of a $149 walnut and brass iPhone docking station. (That's $26,075 in revenue if they sell out.)
The Portland, OR woodshop was one of the early entrants in accessories for iPhones and iPads. It's products are featured this month in Southwest Airline magazine. Wood products at Grovemade use high quality, domestically sourced Oregon Claro walnut and eastern hardrock maple.
Grovemade was founded by friends Joe Mansfield and Ken Tomita in 2009. Mansfield worked in digital art and laser engraving, and Tomita worked in furniture design and fabrication.
The limited edition dock of brass and walnut is individually serialized pieces available for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. The Grove Brass Dock, crafted from solid brass with an Oregon black walnut cap. It's heavy enough to allow users to plug and unplug their phone one-handed and keep the charger cable in its place.
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