In today’s technology-driven world, you’re never far from an online connection. Smart phones, tablets, laptops and other techy gadgets have the ability to make our lives easier and let us be more efficient with our time, with the touch of a fingertip. As compact and convenient as they may be, many are accompanied by multiple cords, charging units, and accessories, which can transform your tabletop into a charging station. Fortunately, product and graphic designers Sara Moretto and Piergiorgio Del Ben have a modern, yet retro-chic solution.
Moretto and Del Ben created Plug, two stylish tables that combine functionality and charm — and eliminate that unsightly mess of electronic attachments. The unique pieces give a clean and organized look to your space, while concealing the things that create clutter in two separate compartments. One side is designated specifically for electronic accoutrements, with a hidden outlet and small hole for a cord, so you can charge up your devices on the down low. The other compartment serves as a quick hideaway for clutter when unexpected guests arrive.
Varying in height, Plug tables stand 40cm x 40cm (just under 16 inches for both width and height) and 60cm x 42cm (nearly 24 inches by 16.5 inches). This makes them near-perfect for apartment living and use in small spaces.
Hide your tv remotes, charge your phone, and plug your bedside lamp in, while still enjoying enough room to hit that alarm clock “one more time” in the morning. Put these tables to use in the living room and store magazines, sudoku puzzles, mail you’ve yet to open, and an extra pen or two — without looking like you’re a total mess. These tables provide the perfect space for commonly used items, and their natural wood-and-white appearance makes it easy to incorporate them into many design styles.
Plug debuted at the Brera District, Milan Design Week 2014 in Italy’s renowned epicenter of world fashion and design. The artistic duo behind the tables founded the studio Interno99 in 2013. They specialize in graphic design; functional, original pieces for the home; and other artistic expressions. The creators note that their “projects are the result of research developed over time by our artistic studies in painting, industrial and product design.”