06 May 2009

Cool, modern switchplates and outlet covers

Back in December, I wrote a post about the Bocci plate-less outlets. They are beautiful and I still love them as much as I did when I first found them. They are however, a bit of a commitment and insanely difficult to retrofit. So what to do when I have a modern design and I want to do something interesting with the switch plates and outlet covers?

Enter Chiasso and their Traverse series of plates. They are really interesting and I mean that in a good way. They're simple and they announce themselves subtly. Modern design is quiet and simple the way I see it. It shouts by whispering if that makes any sense. Even if it doesn't, these plates do that I think they're cool. Their prices range from $14 to $22, and really, who's going to argue with that?

Many thanks to Creede Fitch from Grass Roots Modern for the heads up.


  1. These are 'cool' covers Paul, but I must confess I've been known to create my own using just the cheap plastic ones. Once primed, it is amazing what one can do by applying a painted design and/or a faux finish topped off with a clear coat of sealer.

    I love the concept of the plate-less outlets. I see that they are a Canadian Company so naturally I wish them success. Now if we cud only banish 'electrical cords' from our world I wud be verrrrry happy. (I HATE cords!)

  2. I'm right there with you. I'm looking forward to a cord-free existence myself.


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