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Die Electric Plugs

Making Unused Outlets Functional (I Guess?)

— August 3, 2007 — Unique
Honestly, it took me a while to figure out what the purpose of these things was. Engineer artist Scott Amron has designed his Die Electrics as tools and as decoration. By using a non-conductive material, Amron attached electrical plugs to every day objects. You just plug the item into an unused socket and you've got something new. A cut electrical wire forms a toothbrush holder or even a chair. A plug with a towel attached is an instant towel rack. A glass vase becomes a mounted glass vase. It's actually quite ingenious.
Trend Themes
1. Non-conductive Plug Attachments - Expanding non-conductive plug attachments as a new category for decor and household items can lead to innovative designs that serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
2. Upcycling - Incorporating upcycling as a design philosophy offers opportunities to repurpose everyday items and reduce waste, while creating brand new products.
3. Multipurpose Design - Innovating multipurpose design by combining different everyday objects with non-conductive plugs can lead to products that serve multiple functions and can optimize small spaces.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - Home decor industry can leverage non-conductive plug attachments to create innovative designs that can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics industry can offer non-conductive plug attachments as added-value items to repurpose unused electrical sockets and optimize outlet usage.
3. Sustainability - Upcycling movement can complement sustainability industry by innovatively reducing waste and reusing everyday objects to create brand new products
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