Seoul-based studio PESI’s acronymic principles of “Possibility, Essential, Standpoint, Interpretation” direct an exploration of form-meets-function, manifesting in a collection of furnishings and homewares with wireless-charging technology integrated below every surface.
Developed for Samsung Electronics’ startup incubation program, Creative Square, studio PESI’s Blend Into Space outfits everyday objects with modular electromagnetic induction coil units hidden beneath each surface for smartphone charging.
The conceptual collection is an iteration of another project, On the Surface, expanding the original collection of wireless-charging accessories of a Container, Clock, Mirror, Speaker, and Tray, adding two additional furniture table pieces.
In a time when charging mobile devices throughout the day is necessity, a habit as normal as filling a cup with water to satiate thirst, designers and technologists are expanding where, how, and when we can charge our increasingly power-hungry devices. What studio PESI’s collection signals is a near future when we won’t need to worry about finding an outlet to power up because every surface will be a conduit to power up.