upwell design: wallplates at ICFF 2012
upwell design: wallplates at ICFF 2012 upwell design: wallplates at ICFF 2012
may 28, 2012

upwell design: wallplates at ICFF 2012

‘wallplates’ by upwell design image © designboom

san francisco studio upwell design (justin porcano) have created ‘wallplates’, a series of functional covers which adapt to most of the existing standard holes of light switch plates. presented at new york’s ICFF 2012, the simple object adds practicality to one’s domestic space through a simple hook design which accommodates keys, umbrellas and other small hanging items, as well has provides a ‘pocket’ to store mail, bills or notes.

installation view of ‘wallplates’ at ICFF 2021 image © designboom

upwell design’s justin porcano image © designboom

up close look at the hook mechanism

possible uses

  • somehow I think UL would have a problem with this

    dbkii says:
  • these are basically the same as Vik & Fougere’s work from a few years back – http://vikfougere.com/designs.htm

    cas says:
  • @cas: i think vik & fougere’s though they have similar features are different.
    these wall plates are a little bit more seamless as well.

    bloop says:
  • How about UL listing?

    jim t. says:
  • @bloop: Are you kidding me? Vik & Fougere’s are much more seamless than these, which are very clunky in comparison.

    nam says:
    Vik & Fougeres are BEAUTIFUL pieces that provide similar functions. They are not a customizable system, cannot be flipped from left to right (things get in the way, people like choices), and take up significantly more wall real estate.
    UL approved? Yes
    FYI – these were introduced in 2007.

    justin says:

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