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All-in-One Wall Units

The Oval System Integrates a Profusion of Practical Features

— December 30, 2015 — Art & Design
You probably wouldn't be able to guess all of the various features that this all-in-one wall unit integrates. At a glance, one would realistically be able to identify a light or two, a tiny flower pot, and perhaps the evidence of a small cloud of steam. But what is this elaborate object, really?

Designed by Lucy Yip, this concept domestic apparatus combines a nightlight, a reading light, a digital clock, a spectral thermometer, a planter, a teeny whiteboard and a compact humidifier, all fixed to a round mounted bracket. Together the components fit snugly into a complex but optically balanced object. Another feature that one might not expect of this all-in-one wall unit is that you can remove the various parts and arrange them elsewhere in the room, making this practical abstraction both modular and customizable.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Home Appliances - Opportunity to create all-in-one units with interchangeable components for personalized customization.
2. Smart Home Integration - Disruptive potential in integrating multiple functions and devices into a single unit for home automation.
3. Compact Living Solutions - Innovative designs that maximize space by combining multiple functionalities into a single unit.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliances - Development of all-in-one units with multifunctional features for convenience and efficiency.
2. Smart Home Technology - Creating integrated systems that allow for seamless control of various devices and functions.
3. Interior Design - Designing furniture and fixtures that optimize small spaces through multitasking capabilities.
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