Those modernist lines and homogeneous planes designers and critics rant and rave about were once considered bleak, boring and oversimplified by the design community. That same tendency, however, to celebrate function and use it to drive form is readily apparent in this creative wall of sockets – a way of wallpapering that gives greater control to users and reveals what we usually hide.


Don’t worry, it is not as impractical as it first appears – short of wiring the entire wall with electricity you would naturally have to limit the number of outlets that are actually live. You could even take it a step further and simplify the production process (almost a necessity time-wise) by purchasing sheets of sockets rolled up like synthetic tiles to create a uniform surface.