Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur
for Schneider Electric

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Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created a series of objects designed to monitor electricity consumption in the home for energy company Schneider Electric.

Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric

Above: Actuator

Called Efficient Home, the range features prototypes for six devices that could be mounted onto appliances and provide information on the amount of energy being consumed.

Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric

Above: In-home display

Lehanneur's products are on show at the St Etienne Design Biennal 2010 as part of an exhibition called Demain c'est Aujord'hui ('Tomorrow is Today'), curated by Claire Fayolle.

Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric

Above: Smart plug

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Above: Nano controller

Here's some more information about the range:


Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric

Mathieu Lehanneur presents a preview of prototypes from the Efficient Home collection designed for Schneider Electric at the St Etienne Design Biennial. A range of elements destined to optimize the energy consumption of homes in order to obtain a significant reduction in our carbon footprint, whilst at the same time reducing the electricity bill whilst maintaining maximum comfort. An objective made possible by the accuracy of information communicated in real time by these transmitters/ receivers of electric information positioned on the key objects of our everyday consumption (boiler, fridge, television, etc...).

Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric

Above: Room temperature sensor

To put it more clearly, sensors will carry out a permanent vigil over the consumption before transmitting the information to receivers which permit a better regulation of this consumption. An internal network that you can also consult via the web, and which will be fitted by your electrician or heating engineer... unless you want to do it yourself! A collection of completely new products that the designer intended to be like an energy alphabet, conceived in essential pictograms and symbols, to become an identifiable family conveyed to complement each other.

Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric

Above: MMS - Multimedia Messaging Service

Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric
St Etienne Design Biennial
Exhibition "Demain c'est aujourd'hui" (Tommorrow is Today)
Curator: Claire Fayolle

Efficient Home by Mathieu Lehanneur for Schneider Electric


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  • http://www.francoisbeydoun.com French1st

    When the design of object will blend with the industrial design… The result is a timeless product!

    Mathieu Lehanneur's design is a very good one, but… not enough spicy! I'm talking ONLY about the aspect not the fonction. As it is designed now, it will fit perfectly well for hospitals, laboratories, etc.

    Bon courage

  • tones

    The real energy saving could have been more efficiently by not doing this project.

  • Emily

    i think, about fuction, is very good, but i prefer a bold design, like a Martino Gamper or a Boca do Lobo design. I love art, that's why. However, Mathieu Lehanneur is a fantastic designer. see you.