Reimagined Light Switch Covers Make Use Of Underutilized Space [NY Design Week 2012]

Modular covers on light switches create convenient storage spaces in the least interfering way.

Bernhardt Design and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) teamed up during New York Design Week to put on  the seventh annual ICFF Studio, a presentation of up-and-coming designers and their prototypes. PSFK spoke with Justin Porcano of Upwell Design, one of the designers at ICFF Studio about ‘Wallplates,’ his functional light switch covers.

Porcano explained that he designed Wallplates with the Ikea customer in mind- the light switches offer a simple space-saving solution on the perimeter of a lived-in interior space. Wallplates effectively use something already standard in many homes, the light switch, to act as a convenient storage place for items people take as they come and go from their living spaces (like keys and jackets).

Wallplates are modular and customizable, and fit with the existing standard holes in most light switches. Porcano’s design is a great example of the increasing focus on space-saving designs that help people adapt to smaller living quarters and more crowded indoors of modern times.

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Upwell Design

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