2011 Galleries

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Galleries // 2011 Spark:Concept // The Furrow

The Furrow

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Min Seok Kim
Design Type: Product, Electrical
Company / Organization / School: Seoul National University

The Furrow is designed to improve safety and ease of use. Electric outlets used in Korea, Germany, and France have two outlet slots and are indented in the wall. They are oriented either horizontally or diagonally, making it difficult to correctly align the plug and slots. The Furrow design intuitively shows the directions of outlet slots with furrows carved on the exterior of the wall socket cover. People use The Furrow to avoid risk of shock and to limit fumbling.