scott amron: die electric scott amron: die electric
jun 06, 2009

scott amron: die electric

‘shelf’ a cut power cord fashioned to form a rigid shelf provides a surface on which to rest objects (cell-phones, a glass of water, etc…)

new york designer scott amron created a series of prototypes that use electrical sockets without conducting electricity. the series was based on the term dielectric meaning, a insulating material that does not conduct electricity. each design experiment realizes this term in an unconventional way using plugs and sockets as their base. among the designs is ‘plugged’ a plug-in cork to ‘plug potential leaks’, ‘shelf’ a power cord fashioned into a rigid shelf and ‘candull’ a candle designed to turn a lamp into a candle holder.

scott amron will also be participating in designboom’s kitchen ecology exhibition this month.

‘candull’ candle adapted to screw into a light bulb socket transforms lamps into elaborate candle holders.

‘single vase AC’ a vase adapted to plug into a power outlet for wall attachment

‘plugged’ the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity contributes to global warming and poor air quality. plug potential leaks.

‘toothhold’ a cut power cord holds toothbrushes suspended over the bathroom sink area… can also hold a rinsing cup or other bathroom related object

‘bite’ towels adapted to plug into a power outlet for wall attachment

‘grow plug’ a planter adapted to plug into a power outlet for wall attachment.

  • Really?

    S. Meyers says:
  • can smell those house fires already..!

    Canidesign says:
  • It’s good, but only as ideas, not as objects with function.

    Marie says:
  • at least the pins of the plugs could be plastic, that way it wouldn’t conduct electricity

    me says:
  • id be pissed if i stood on that plug outta the bath, fuckin arhghgghg lol

    jojo says:
  • I’d hate to back up against the vase.

    ja says:
  • This is a really bad idea, no one should try this…

    an electrical engineer says:
  • I can only hope the title is a clue the artist knows most of these items would be deadly.

    Chris UK says:
  • WOW, I can’t believe anyone is this stupid.

    Johnny66 says:
  • mechanical incentives to cut back on electricity

    promotes mindful energy use

    non of these things conduct any electricity Dielectric materials are insulators

    Rocca says:
  • Replace the plugs with plastic, silly

    Stupid says:
  • only an idea,not functional.and vely crazy to have it at home

    R says:
  • ridiculously dangerous. reminds me of art school. no sorry, this is just bad.

    sam says:
  • not a bad idea, but I doubt the sockets would be able to support the weight of the plant pot or the vase

    Dave says:
  • This is a great idea that can work just as presented. All one has to do is disconnect the wiring of the outlet. You end up with a dead outlet. That’s the point isn’t it? Reducing your dependence on electricity. The outlet becomes just a place to hang stuff.

    Dr Venture says:
  • emm….ok….

    wha?? says:
  • it is interesting to see

    hmmm says:
  • still, if you deconnect one outlet and than by mistake some stupid (and probably drunk) friend puts it in a working outlet.

    (i hope i wont be the drunk one)

    seb says:

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