Two brands known for elegant design have announced a silver–plated hard drive: Untroducing the LaCie Sphère, designed by Christofle. Whether gracing the table of a 19th Century prince or the desk of a modern-day CEO, a piece by Christofle makes an impression. Building on LaCie's initial partnership with Christofle that produced the Galet USB key, the Sphère integrates Christofle’s luxurious heritage with the industry's latest technology.
The handcrafted hard drive is enclosed in a spherical case of silver–plated steel. Due to its round shape, the LaCie Sphère requires a careful manual plating process. It is stamped, silver–plated and finally polished for a perfect brightness in Christofle’s silversmith workshop in Yainville (Normandy), France. The highly reflective finish makes the hard drive a decorative piece to accompany any upscale home or office workstation.
"The shape of the globe inspired the design concept for the LaCie Sphère. The sensual and strong silhouette naturally led us to the product name," said Thierry Oriez, president and CEO, Christofle. "We combined our obsession with the reflection of silver with LaCie’s technical expertise to create a hard drive that exudes elegance and sophistication like no other."
"With the Sphère, LaCie and Christofle have once again thought outside the box. In an industry where square thinking is the rule, this product reflects LaCie's innovative edge," Philippe Spruch, executive vice president, Seagate branded, CEO and chairman of the board, LaCie.
● Design by Christofle, technology by LaCie
● Hand-crafted and silvered in France
● No power cable needed
● 500 g / 1.1 lbs
● 134 x 134 x 125 mm / 5.3 x 5.3 x 4.9 in
● USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)