Die Steckdose: Handlungen und Gesten im Homeoffice / The socket: Actions and gestures in the home office

Marie Radke

September / September - 2021

Universität der Künste Berlin

Master of Arts


We use more and more wireless devices whose batteries need to be recharged regularly. The smartphone, for
example, is a corded phone (with an extremely short cord) for quite some time. The power socket, once used for nothing more than the vacuum cleaner, is now an integral part of everyday life. Often only accessible by bending and stretching, the socket is inconveniently placed for our everyday activities - even though more and more devices need to be charged. Due to the Corona crisis and the
associated digitalisation push, the home office has become more relevant. At the latest after working from home all day, you know exactly where the sockets are in the room. While improvised solutions of multiple sockets under tables or sofas force us to bend and stretch, VOLTA brings the source to you. The collection consists of 3 objects: a multifunctional lamp,
a multiple plug and an extension cable to clamp. So there is always a socket within reach.