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2022

Volta

MARIE RADKE Germany www.marieradke.de

Project description:

"Volta" moves the socket to the centre and brings the power to you. We use more and more wireless devices whose batteries need to be recharged regularly. The smartphone, for example, is a corded phone (with an extremely short cord) for quite some time. Our relationship with the power socket has changed with the increasing use of various devices. For years, it was only there to plug in the vacuum cleaner once a day or to make the living room lamp glow in its place.

Due to the Corona crisis and the associated digitalisation push, the home office has become more relevant. At the latest, after working from home all day, you know exactly where the sockets are in the room. While makeshift solutions of multiple sockets under tables or sofas force us to bend and stretch, "Volta" brings the power to you. The collection consists of 3 objects: a multifunctional lamp, a multiple plug and an extension cable to clamp. So there is always a socket within reach.

 

Bio:

Marie Radke completed her Master's degree at the UdK Berlin in 2021 and has been working as a freelance designer ever since. In her designs, she investigates everyday actions and observes gestures of daily life. Marie researches what exactly is needed and responds with simple and straightforward solutions always with a small sense of humour. In 2022, she won the scholarship at the UdK Berlin together with her colleague Anna Koppmann and together they are currently founding their own design studio.