A Core77 reader submitted project —Experience design agency LAYER and founder Benjamin Hubert have designed Ampi for Vitra, a super-compact desk accessory that dramatically increases access to power for charging various devices. It provides induction charging on the top surface, and when opened it offers USB-A and USB-C connectivity and two mains outlets. Ampi is the first collaboration between LAYER and Vitra, and has been in development for two years. It is the first powered tech product from the iconic furniture brand and the first charging station of its type in the world. Vitra. Ampi launches in October 2022 and will retail for £185.
LAYER x Vitra
This is our first collaboration with Vitra and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to combine our expertise in tech with our understanding of the way people live and work. Our unique approach to furniture and technology design together with Vitra's position as a market and thought leader in interior objects has resulted in a powerful office companion that packs enhanced evocative functionality into a discreet and refined package.
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A bit sad, the design. The words sound nice but what is the actual benefit over a power strip apart from it being covered? No more "complicated, messy cabling"? Really?