Piano Design Switch by David Dos Santos

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Piano

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Design Switch

INSPIRATION:
Questions answered by our designer, David Dos Santos (Belgium, Antwerp). How do you start to develop the successor of the price winning Lithoss design switch? David : Lithoss customers are very demanding. The second range of Lithoss switches could and should not be the ‘little brother’ of the current range. For the Piano we wanted to create a new visual concept. As the switch has been designed without a visual mounting frame you can mount the switches continuously vertically as well as horizontally (if you do this you create the Piano effect). Of course we maintain the basic elements of the Lithoss concept: quality material, high end finishing, functionality and shape. This brought us to the essence of the switch. Piano means flat in Italian which is a nice connotation for a switch. On top of that does the Piano make you think of nice materials, beautiful finishing and a harmony. You can’t keep your fi ngers of this switch! Where did you get your inspiration? David : I took most of my inspiration out of architecture and photography for this particular job. I prefer not to look at other products which helps me to stay innovative.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
After an intense process of brainstorming, developing and hard work, Belgian design company Lithoss is proud to officially present a complete new range of Designed Switches: PIANO. A switch in the house is usually not considered as important in an interior design. But if you take a look at the PIANO switch, Lithoss is pretty sure you will agree that this switch provides beautiful and futuristic décor to any room. It’s been designed to look like soft piano keys you want to touch. The PIANO is frameless, minimalistic, futuristic and simple.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
It's user friendly to install due to a removable double connector

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
First teaser proposal by David, presented December 2009 01/02/2010 : first handmade prototype on how the piano could look like 25/05/2010 : sketch made up by David in search of the perfect equilibrium 06/07/2010 : handmade prototype by David based on earlier sketch 13/01/2011 : a more aesthetically pleasing advanced prototype was made up based on the latest drawings 25/03/2011 : exciting fi rst renders come out of the computer on how the Piano could look like 09/06/2011 : first 3D renders launched via blogs and social media to check reactions… See document for the timeline

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Idea Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The PIANO is being developed based on a high end composite material added with exclusive minerals to create the cold ‘corian like’ feeling. The materials feel heavy and massive emphasizing the high quality standards of Lithoss products.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Single version : 104 x 80 x 27mm (up to 4 pushbuttons) Double version : 104 x 161 x 27mm (up to 6 pushbuttons) Available in 24V and 250V pushbuttons and KNX compatible Suitable for installation on standard wall box (vertical screws : screw distance - 60mm) Possible to place different switches next to each other, in order to create a real Piano (For example 3 x 4 switches = 12 buttons) Installation possible

TAGS:
Innovative, Piano, Design Switch, Piano switch,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2013-06-13 06:55:55

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IMAGE CREDITS:
David Dos Santos, 2013.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.lithoss.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Lithoss nv

PROFILE:
Lithoss nv, an international renowned design company of Belgium, is already 10 years active with its traditional high end design switches. Lithoss stands for well-known traditional handmade design switches. These high-end design switches are all in exclusive finishes using massive materials (Stainless steel, Zincor, Zamac, Bras, etc..) and are of a very high quality all made in Belgium. The Lithoss product range is available in various high quality finishes: Stainless Steel, Bronze, Nickel, Ral 9010 (white) with or without soft touch coating, Fusain (Black), Laiton (brass) and Chrome. In 2011, design company Lithoss felt the need to come with a new, completely innovation product to show the market that it is still possible to create a really original Design. The Piano switch was being developed and launched in March 2013. The Piano hides its frame when viewed upfront and its design is minimalistic, futuristic en sober.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Piano Design Switch by David Dos Santos is a Nominee in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Piano Design Switch by David Dos Santos is Winner in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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