Jack in the Box is a Floating Multi-Plug Power Strip

Jack in the Box is a Floating Multi-Plug Power Strip

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Taryn Williford
Jun 14, 2010

Whether you're putting together a complex dish in the kitchen, designing something crafty out in the garage or getting glam in the bathroom, it always seems like there's never enough places to plug things in. Well with this design, you can put your outlets right where your "workspace" is—they're built right into a task-lamp-style overhang.

The designers of the Jack in the Box realized that "desktop working spaces include a lot of technology that is usually powered by cables." So with a philosophy of "where there's light, there's wires," this lamp-slash-power-strip was born.

Plug a bulb socket into one of the outlets on this floor-standing "C"-shaped structure and you've instantly created the world's most complex task lamp. But when you hover the lit-up strip above a desktop and plug a few more gadgets in, it becomes a customizable, easily-accessible bona-fide workspace.

The Jack in the Box; made of bent steel, teak, cables and sockets; will be on display at the DMY festival in Berlin—so it's safe to say it's not for sale. We're thinking you could just duct tape a power strip to your Ikea lamp, though, and get the same utility, but with an uglier face.

Via MocoLoco

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