Revised on August 10, 2008.

Bocci designed a range of electrical accessories “that will radically change the aesthetics of room interiors. (The concept) will bring a welcome freshness to this tired corner of the industry.” The outlet is just a minimal feature that sits flush floating on the wall, visible by one or a pair of interchangeable electrical outlets; a very clean and stunningly beautiful solution for something we may have never paid attention to in an interior space. The appealing function is however the modular outlet design. The consequence of having interchangeable outlets is that the end user can now adapt the use of outlets to a dynamic, personalized way of living.

Being the design conscious self that I am, there has always been a personal dilemma with outlets; why have they not evolved at all? With the exponential increase in electrical demand, and ever evolving technological developments, the modular design by Bocci is really a solution to adapt technology to electrical needs. However the interchangeable outlets should not only cater for standard appliances and electrical equipments, it should also consider the demand for charging devices through emerging interface standards such as USB, and the confusion of varying sockets and voltages when roaming internationally. What I hope to pursue is the design of modular outlets that can be interchanged without the need of any special tools; click lock outlets that can be disabled when unmounted. Hence the end user can dynamically vary the outlet depending on their electrical needs, when and wherever needed.

Perhaps you may be interested in checking out this video interview with Shane Ellis from Bocci.

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There are 2 comments.
  • August 4, 2008 · 6:45 AM
    Helen posted:

    what does ” flush floating” mean?

  • August 4, 2008 · 1:28 PM
    Jacky posted:

    When something is flush it means it is located on a surface of an adjoining plane, in another words it is made level with the wall. Floating is hovering, suspended. The resultant effect is quite rattling.

August 3, 2008 · 2 Comments
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