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Sabine Silaraja

Department: Man and Mobility
Website: sabinesilaraja.com

UNPLUG!

WHAT
It is custom-made on a 3D-printer at home, from local plastic waste. The production is state of the art, the design old-school mechanical, its function quite symbolic: this smart adapter automatically unplugs any device after a pre-set time.

WHY
With this prototype Sabine Silaraja shows that there are attractive alternatives to mass-produced, non-sustainable electronic devices from across the globe. Why not take a look at what you can create and fix yourself, right in your own home?

HOW
‘Unplug!’ brings back the cool of mechanical design: it does not use any electricity at all. Its spring-loaded timer can be set to save more electricity and shut off the intrusive bright displays in your home when the machines are done.

QUOTE
It can be disassembled, repaired and recycled.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Ronald Smits