Authentic materials flip the switch on luxury design
Defining a new language of luxury requires an in-depth understanding of the concept in continuous evolution. Working together with Vimar, a leading Italian company in electrical equipment and home automation, we articulated an elegant range of switch plates in marble, wood, glass and crystal, beginning from an extensive study finding that authentic, prestigious materials are essential to a successful result. Engaging our CMF lab, we detailed the flattest switch covers on the market with an innovative double frame structure for cost-efficient, seamless production.
An extensive collection of luxury materials on the flattest switch covers on the market
All materials use the same new ultra-thin wall-plate support to reduce investments and increase the flexibility of the system. We achieved the flattest switch-covers available on the market with an utterly seamless integration through a close collaboration enabling us to push the technical constraints to new limits.
For our latest collaboration with Vimar, our team of product designers introduced the Elvox Voxie line of intercoms flaunting minimalist silhouettes, ergonomic controls and an elegant matt white finish. With an essential and geometric aesthetic, the final result lends itself to any situation, whether retrofitting an older building, detailing a new one, or even modernizing the office. Facilitating a simple and straightforward installation, Voxie was made to update or renovate existing systems with ease, eliminating the need for new junction boxes with a direct application on the wall or flush-mounted box.
As part of over three decades of partnering with the global technology leader ABB, we defined the design strategy for the award-winning ABB Emax 2. Compared to other switches on the market at the time, the attention to its design – both in terms of ease of use for the users of the product, and when it comes to applying design to build a brand in the sector – sets ABB Emax series apart from the rest, having made it a benchmark for the entire sector.
Shaping the future of electric transportation grid
Partnering with ABB to tackle the new product category of charging units for electric vehicles, we started with an extensive research, then created a modular system for the charging units for public spaces and for domestic use. The domestic collection is made from injection mold plastic, while the line for public use is made from vandal-proof materials, with a form language that further discourages graffiti. Our CMF lab also explored possibilities for personalization, so different car producers can serve their clients with personalized charging units.
As part of a long partnership of innovation and brand guardianship in oral care, we partnered with Unilever to create Vertical Sensitive.
With it, we set out to design a toothbrush that simply and intuitively facilitates the correct brushing motion. The design of the Vertical Expert handle with its cylindrical 360° radial grip zone prompts the user to rotate the toothbrush between their fingers, facilitating the vertical toothbrush motion recommended by dentists. The bristles and the head design complete the impact.
Door entry systems have a long lifespan. They are permanent fixtures in the home that aren’t renewed every year, so the design needs to be timeless. The devices are located outdoors, with constantly changing weather, which places demands on the materials, too.
Characterised by minimal lines and rounded corners, Elvox Pixel Heavy door entry system stands out for its strength and robustness. The finishing is heavy, strong, scratch and vandal resistant and weatherproof. The design is modular, allowing for multiple uses.