The Future of Smart Technology?


Smart technology is slowly taking control of homes and its presence is on the increase, all thanks to its high level of functionality and convenience. However, a lot of these products carry a rather mechanical and technological aesthetic, and this leads to them not necessarily blending into the rest of the home.

The Permeate Series is a network of smart products that seamlessly integrate into the furnishings of existing homes. A prime example of this in action is their Home Care Camera Lighting; rather than being like a conventional CCTV camera that intrudes into the home, their CCTV system has been integrated into the same unit as the lighting, this allows it to remain inconspicuous!

Their other products, including a Wireless Charging Tray and Bluetooth Speaker feature neutral, toned-down colors and soft furnishing where appropriate, to emulate upholstered furniture within the room. The Permeate Series will slowly, naturally and subtly improve the lives of their users, while simultaneously looking great!

Designers: Juan Lee, Joongu Kim & Kyuho Song

Naturally Blend In With Household Surroundings

The design concept that I am proposing is a smart home furnishing philosophy that seamlessly blends with per-existing home interiors. Instead of solely emphasizing mechanical design language that focuses on functionality and technology, this is a experience focused design language that sensibly blends into the previously existing home interiors. This means that users can experience smart lives through natural experiences without having to learn new functions or ways to operate devices.

These products will seamlessly blend into the lives of people based on their natural and sensible designs. The devices will be linked intimately to provide a smart living environment. Because these new devices seem quite everyday, it will not be easy to notice these devices in our everyday lives. But slowly and naturally, these devices will incrementally improve the lives of people in smart ways. ​​​​​​​


Home Care Camera Lighting

The lighting and home care camera have been integrated into one unit. Rather than having the appearance of a CCTV that is used for monitoring, it serves the role of an object that provides lighting. It can also be controlled by a smartphone.




Wireless Charging Tray for Household Interiors

This is a tray that also functions as a wireless charging pad. Do not plug in your devices into wall-plugged outlets, but place your smartphone on top of the tray for wireless charging. Other devices that we use every day including car keys, pens and notebooks etc. can also be charged on the tray.




Bluetooth Speaker with a Fabric Frame

This is a Bluetooth Speaker finished with a comforting and warm feeling Fabric Frame. It can be used by hanging it on the wall or while on the move. The small size of the speaker also enables it to be charged on the wireless charging tray. This speaker can blend into be included as part of the home interior design.




Applications of Smart Home Furniture

With the integrated application of the smartphone, you can see the shot screen of home care camera, and control the speaker and lighting. Finally, with more devices added to the application, Permeate Series will present people a home life of extended experience.