Last week we sat down for a chat with Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, the designer behind the ADzero bamboo phone. Still an undergraduate at Middlesex University, Woodhouse tells us how he managed to get noticed, how it feels to see his work nearing production, the designers that influence him, and why he chose bamboo.

We also got a chance to see prototypes of the ADzero in both bamboo and rosewood — it's striking how well the natural materials work, with the design comfortable to hold and the woods feeling warm and soft to the touch. The handset development is well underway, and with the finished product expected to be available within the year, we're looking forward to seeing Woodhouse's take on how Android should look and feel.