5 years ago, Surface products were just starting to make a name for themselves at Microsoft . And like a fifth anniversary, it's worth celebrating, the firm has decided to prepare a little something for the occasion. Banking once again on the atypical design of its devices, Microsoft has entered into a partnership with the artist Koralie for the latter to customize a complete range of Surface.
Surface Pro, Laptop, Book 2 and Studio have thus passed into the skilled hands of the expert in stencils and street-art … for a result that lacks neither charm nor heart. Because yes, Microsoft and Koralie had the result in the ideas.
History of combining Art, Marketing and Altruism, the firm and the artist have taken the decision to sell these 4 exclusive Surfaces at auction – and to donate all the profits to the association CéKeDuBonheur . The organization (sponsored by Omar Sy) aims to help pediatric services improve the daily lives of hospitalized children. Through workshops, but also outings and events organized throughout the year, CéKeDuBonheur enables 17,450 children to forget – at least for a while – the disease.
Stencils made from Microsoft devices
Note that Microsoft provided the artist with something to work with using products from the Surface range. Each stencil used to create the patterns on the devices for sale was designed using computer-aided design available on the Surface Studio and Surface Book. Koralie's talent and his ability to adapt his creations to the terminals of the Redmond firm will have been enough to do the rest. The artist indicates that he is inspired in particular by nature and palm groves to produce his original motifs and his very particular kaleidoscopic rosettes.
If you want to buy one of the devices customized by Koralie, you will have to turn to Catakiwi and bid before February 24, the closing date of the operation.
Remember, as far as we are concerned, that we had the opportunity to test two devices from the Surface range in recent months: the Surface Laptop and the Surface Pro 2017. You can find the tests here and there .