This design was inspired by my own personal frustration with phone designs that look beautiful when new, but don't wear well with age. Screens get scratches and cracks, and the back and sides of the phone get beat up though daily use. To solve this, most people will put a protective case on their phone. This doesn't make sense to me. Why cover up a $400+ piece of design with $20 worth of plastic and rubber?
This phone was designed to be used without a case and without the user worrying about it breaking. The screen's top layer is a sheet of glass that can be replaced if broken, or when it gets too many scratches. The screen is surrounded by a shock absorbing frame to minimize the likelihood of a crack when the phone is dropped. The aluminum frame wraps around the phone, and it's edges sit outside of both the screen and back, protecting the front glass, back material, and camera lens from scratches.