Read Design

Living in a Box

Livinginabox Transalpin-1

Last year, German design firm Transalpin conceived a way to pass electricity through wood and named it Wood.e. The 12V current doesn't actually pass though the wood; there's conductive material layered in to the plywood.

This year, they created Living In a Box (above) as an example of how this innovative material could be applied. Normally separate pieces, chairs, tables, lamps and shelves, are integrated in to a singular installation with the profile of a box. While this concept may go above and beyond how you or I would use Wood.e, it's an interesting study in form and function. What excites me the most is that there are no ugly wires disturbing the nice clean lines.


More stories like this one.