We often think plugs as Plain Jane equipments for our daily electrical needs. Not much thought has gone in their appearances and convenience. However, contemporary designers have made commendable efforts in making these plugs functional as well as decorative pieces. They look more versatile than ever before. Following are some creatively designed power sockets that have enhanced looks and practical usability.
1. Rozetkus 3D power socket concept
This flat looking 3D power socket plug has lot more hidden in it. You can hide this compact five plug socket in the wall and pull it out as required. Designed by Artemy Lebedev, this power socket is a great space saver for small sized apartments. It is practical as well as looks stylish. You now have three sockets instead of one.
2. Hang-on outlet
Manage power consumption efficiently with Paulo Oh’s Hang –on outlet. Energy drains from the plugged-in sockets. Hang-on power outlet lets you hang the loose plugs in a holder when they are not in use. You control the power that slips out of those plugged power sockets thereby, reducing overall power consumption.
3. 360 Electrical
Often we have enough space but the plugs struggle to fit it together. This is a big constraint for most of the plug models, especially bulky ones. Plug in ‘306 electrical’ on the wall and rotate the socket in any direction to fit the plugs. You can connect a large and a small plug in the same outlet.
4. Hu2 Stickers
Hu2 Stickers gently reminds you to save energy and help the environment. They also have decorative stickers to complement a power socket. These beautiful and creative wall stickers are functional as well as decorative. They make great eco-reminders and are priced at £24.90.
5. Picket Fence
Picket Fence effectively solves the problem of loose wires that often clutters a room. Stick the pickets on the baseboard and run the wires along the baseboard. You can conceal the wire as much as possible behind the picket fence. The baseboards are slightly thicker than the traditional electrical cord. Sticking the picket onto the baseboard creates space between the wall and the picket. You can pull out a plug in between the pickets as required.
6. Donut power strip
Designed by Ramei Keum, Donut power strip holds the wires inside its socket. It accommodates any type of power adapter regardless of the size. Individual outlets spin within its own socket. When not in use, the power cord wraps around the donut for optimal cable storage.
7. Plug & play tables
Plug and play tables enable you to draw power as well as support the electrical sockets. Each table is integrated with a power strip that helps in charging various electrical equipments. It plays the dual role of a charger and a light weight table. You can use it anywhere in your home as well as office. Designed by Sung-Pil Hwang from the Nothing Design group, Plug and Play are great in design as well as sleek appearance.