There’s a dazzling array of interior design tech for the home these days, with many items blending functionality and style flawlessly. It’s all about striving for the upmost in convenience and comfort, whilst still looking the part when it comes to gadgets, appliances and fittings for the bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. Here are a few items that caught our eye recently, at the cutting edge of smart technology with a modern design twist.
Hand-made Scandi style meets wireless technology with this LED lamp with QI wireless charging and touch sensitive switch, from Finnish company Tunto. Walnut wood is used in the design, handpicked to ensure a quality finish and certified to support sustainable forest management. Devices with built-in QI Wireless Charging, such as phones, tablets and MP3 players, can be charged via placing them on the base of the lamp without attaching any power cables. For other devices, special wireless charging accessories are needed. Tunto is lead by founder, owner and award-winning designer Mikko Kärkkäinen and all products are handmade with love at their workshop in Järvenpää, Finland. A perfect lighting feature for the stylish, minimalist home befitting any sitting room, bedroom or study.
Do you think about the quality of air in your home? This stylish air quality monitor, built from all natural materials, including 100% North American Walnut timber, will help you track and detect air pollutants in your home, from toxins and chemicals to dust, C02 and humidity. The 2 x 6.3 x 3.5 inches box can be placed in the bedroom, living room or kitchen – wherever you’d like to have more insight into air quality. The product comes into its own for allergy sufferers and was initially developed by the designer who wanted to help his baby daughter who was suffering from eczema. The device connects with Nest, Alexa, and IFTTT and works with iPhone iOS (8 or later) or Android (Jelly Bean 4.3 or later). Said to improve your health, comfort and even improve sleep, Awair’s award-winning design is meant to complement you and your environment, while equipping you with actionable insights and personalized solutions for air quality in the home.
With Smarter’s Ikettle, you can pop the kettle on before you even pull up in the driveway back home! You can remote brew from anywhere via mobile app technology that will apparently save you 2 days a year in time waiting for the kettle to boil! Downloading the Smarter app will also help you control the water temperature to your desired degree – whether it’s the perfect temp for that special brew coffee or tea, guaranteeing the best ever tasting hot drinks. If you’re not ready when the kettle is, it will keep your water warm for you or tap snooze on the app when those lazy Sunday mornings require a few more Z’s. Formula mode is what all new parents have been dreaming of – no more waiting for the kettle to boil in the middle of the night when you can boil remotely and let water cool to the precise temperature for baby. A sleek stainless design and fuss free wireless technology will see this clever kettle sitting pretty on any kitchen worktop.
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