Few things are uglier – or more dangerous (especially to the elderly and disabled) – than extension cords running across the floor to reach distant, inconvenient outlets. In the ideal world, of course, we would install new local outlets, including in the floor, right near where they are needed, but this isn’t always possible for one reason or another, including budget and renting one’s home rather than owning it. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to find a cord that is completely flat, and would not bulge up and create a tripping hazard, even under a rug?
This brilliant design by Chen Ju Wei would solve this problem elegantly. Too bad it’s only a concept – at least for now. Let’s hope it actually gets into production soon. The geometric pattern of the wiring is even beautiful enough to leave exposed if out of the way enough. I could even envision making some deliberate design elements out of a few of them together.
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