designed by michael young for clipsal by schneider electric, ‘clipsal iconic’ is a contemporary electrical accessories range that allows users to customize the switches and sockets depending on their needs. its slim, sleek and clean design easily blends with any environment, making them ideal for both private and public spaces. loaded with clever features and benefits like LED lights and sensors, ‘clipsal iconic’ is comprised of modular mechanisms and grids with changeable skins and dollies like switches, dimmers and USB ports among others.

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different skins can be attached to the socket depending on the use

 

 

this next generation of wall switches and sockets by michael young for schneider electric provide a handful of options for any home. the customization process has been simplified thanks to its innovative protective flaps that help prevent screw access after the installation, allowing skins to be changed safely anytime. to differentiate between switches, pictogram dollies can be changed and replaced. bluetooth low energy delivers simple configuration for timers and time clocks via their dedicated app.

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the skins can be customized with dollies to specify their function

 

 

another feature included is the ‘night walk sensor light’ that is a skin that plugs into a twin socket grid. this layer has an integrated motion sensor that switches on when it detects movement. the incorporated LEDs illuminate the way when someone gets up at night, without disturbing others and making it safe to walk around the house when it’s dark and you’re half-sleeping.

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not only can the skins be changed, also their color can be selected

 

 

‘working with schneider was a nice technical challenge for michael young studio MYS, and a chance to analyze every day details in a new way,’ comments michael young. ‘it’s always great to work on a project that enters so many households.’

michael young clipsal iconic schneider electric switches sockets designboom
the sockets and switches feature a slim, sleek and clean design

michael young clipsal iconic schneider electric switches sockets designboom
incorporated lights showcased which switches are on and which ones are off

michael young clipsal iconic schneider electric switches sockets designboom
‘clipsal iconic’ can control everything from lights to stoves and air conditioning

michael young clipsal iconic schneider electric switches sockets designboom
protective slaps help prevent screw access after the installation

michael young clipsal iconic schneider electric switches sockets designboom
sockets, switches and USB ports together in one skin

michael young clipsal iconic schneider electric switches sockets designboom
an app delivers simple configuration for timers and time clocks

michael young clipsal iconic schneider electric switches sockets designboom
the design fits seamlessly into any environment

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