Traditional Korean Switches

Whenever a bit of tiny design draws inspiration from gigantic architecture, it almost never goes wrong – and almost certainly goes so very right. This is an example that’s completely lovely. A light switch that draws inspiration from traditional Korean architecture (and clothing!) These switches (for electricity) are capable of not only switching the lights on and off, they can deliver detailed info about the energy usage of the room they’re installed in via free web or smartphone applications.

Temperature sensors, imaging equipment, and more are available additions to the “nanogrid” structure. That’s what this switch is called, nanogrid. It’s won an award, (see below,) chosen due to its superiority in form, environmental friendliness, usability, and how well the product relates to consumer needs. Well done!

This project is a 2010 Korea Presidential Good Design Award winner!

Designers: Frostdale Co., Ltd.