A Russian luxury accessory brand melted Tesla car parts into a bust of Elon Musk.
The sculptures – which do not look like Musk – are sold for $ 3,220 each on Caviar Global’s website.
The company also sells iPhone designs made from Tesla parts at a starting price of $ 5,600.
A Russian-based luxury accessory company is selling eight-inch-high busts by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, which it says are made from the molten parts of a Tesla electric car.
However, the sculptures are only slightly reminiscent of the richest man in the world.
The brand, Caviar, usually makes luxury smartphones. In a press release, the company said it made 27 Musk busts as part of a limited edition set. Each one is worth $ 2,700, Caviar said, though its website shows the bust at $ 3,220.
“These new items embody Elon Musk’s soul, and therefore they will bring the success and creativity of their owners to this unique person,” wrote company founder Sergey Kitov in the release.
The bust material comes from the metal from a blue Tesla Model 3 (which has a starting price in Russia of around $ 58,000), marketing manager Dmitrey Stoliarov told Insider.
Stoliarov said the sculpture’s resemblance to Musk was made by a 3D artist hired by Caviar. “We did not download it from the Internet,” he said.
When asked about the discrepancies between the bust design and Musk’s appearance, Stoliarov said: “Our artist did not pursue the goal of creating photographic accuracy. He created an image of the inventor that reflects all his achievements and inventions.”
As for how many busts have been sold so far, Stoliarov said sales had just started.
The company also sells iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Max designs made from Tesla parts, starting at $ 5,600 per tonne. The designs feature a portrait of Musk in the upper right corner, with an engraving made of the copper from a Tesla battery.
Only 99 such phones will be available worldwide, Caviar said.
The phone designers and statues are part of its Visionaries collection, which also includes (more recognizable) busts by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and the late Apple mogul Steve Jobs, which sell for $ 1,990 and $ 1,680, respectively. These busts are made of nickel-plated brass.
“We want our customers to look at the desktop bust of Elon Musk or Steve Jobs and their custom iPhone and be inspired by their example every day and build their own future,” Stoliarov said.
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