Griffin’s Elan Form Chilewich for iPhone 4 and 4

I remember way back in 2007 when it was enough to simply have an iPhone and people’s eyes would raise in wonder. However Apple’s smash hit phone has been so successful it’s borderline ubiquitous. If you love attention as much as I do, you will have dipped into the weird and wonderful world of iPhone cases. However, not all iPhone cases are created equal. The iPhone 4S is a wonderfully designed phone and many cases only seem to make it worse, with bulky, tacky looking designs.


If you’ll pardon the pun, this is not the case for Griffin Technology Inc., who have teamed up with American textile designer Sandy Chilewich this month launch to market the Elan Form Chilewich for iPhone 4 and 4S. The stylish new case is available in two colours Dark Walnut and Ice and is an extension of the Griffin + Chilewich Co-Op Initiative.

The Elan Form Chilewich case provides two layers of protection for your iPhone 4/4S in a slim and pocketable design. Each case has an outer layer of designer Sandy Chilewich’s trademarked vinyl Basketweave textile. It is then bonded to an impact-resistant polycarbonate inner shell to protect and surround your phone. The Elan Form Chilewich for iPhone 4/4S allows unobstructed access to all controls, ports, cameras, and, of course, the Multi-Touch display.

The result is a functional, durable case for your iPhone 4/4S that is protective, but also pretty head turning. I got to try out a Chilewich case and the number of people who instictively reached out to stroke the textile back of the case was amazing – it was almost like being in 2007 again.

Priced at £29.99 the case is available now at Apple stores nationwide and online.