Product news: cable clutter is hidden away under the lid of this extension lead from Swiss design brand Punkt.
The ES 01 socket hub by Colombian designer Georges Moanack conceals five plugs under its cylindrical cover.
A central button allows all five devices to be turned off at once.
"I wanted to make crawling under furniture to untangle cables a thing of the past, and the design challenge was to find an attractive and accessible solution to this problem," says Moanack.
The power cord is three metres long and there are six different socket types available for different countries.
Like all Punkt. products, it comes in red, black and white.
The ES 01 was presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan last month.
Other extension sockets we've featured on Dezeen include a system that combines plugs from different countries, one shaped like a crucifix, and a combined alarm clock and extension cable that wakes you with the breeze from a fan or the smell of coffee brewing.
Here's some more information from Punkt:
Cut out cable clutter
Punkt. launches its third product: the ES 01. The ES 01 is an original extension socket that has been designed to tackle a ubiquitous lifestyle problem: cable clutter. The ES 01 plugs 5 sockets and is available in a range of versions to comply with the different power supply standards of a wide selection of countries.
Punkt. ES 01: finally a solution to the cable clutter that plagues modern lifestyles and makes a mess of interiors. All of your cables and plugs converge neatly in the ES 01 extension socket, tucked away under its sleek rounded lid. Convert cable chaos into a clean design feature for the home or office.
No hiding power stations under furniture, no crouching down to untangle dusty cables, and no power damage to your devices; just an attractive, sturdy design piece that blends in well with all interiors and simplifies cable management.
Get organized and power your gadgets and devices with the ES 01!
The young Colombian designer Georges Moanack designed the ES 01 under the art direction of Jasper Morrison. The ES 01 combines Georges’ fresh outlook with Jasper’s talent and experience, resulting in an ingenious solution to a ubiquitous problem.