Concept Design
Connectivity Concept

Beauty and interior design are the leading ideas that made us design Connectivity Concept. Small devices that are not just tech, but also objects that are part of the domestic environment.

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WHAT WE DID IT & WHY

Designing the next generation router that will be used by millions of people every day

The Connectivity Concept is born after a strong collaboration between Deutsche Telekom and studio LAYER.

This new family of products reaches the goal to make boring and technical smart devices a design element that blends cohesively in your home.

Materials and aesthetic of the Connectivity Concept changes completely the perception that we have of these smart home devices.

A router, a mesh repeater, a set top/soundbar with a webcam, a set top box and a remote designed to create a new language and communicate between each other, giving back to you a complete experience, simple to use and inspired by the residential home unintrusive design that the studio is awarded for.

Set-top soundbar
Earthy shades, textiles, rounded shapes to embrace the essence of our set box/soundbar

Webcam
The webcam is an independent micro device, smooth and warm colored

Router
An interactive screen on our sky azure router makes internet control easy and elegant

Great attention was paid during the definition of the materiality of the collection: from ceramic-like finishes to sleek mirrored surfaces, including natural textiles and gleaming brushed metals, the aesthetic of the Connectivity Concept changes completely the perception that we have of this smart home devices.

The collection brings in simple and geometrical forms, discrete interfaces, and a strong tactile presence that are able to transform those devices from cold objects to real inhabitants of the house atmosphere.

Remote
Stone like shaped, the remote is designed ergonomically without leaving the aesthetics aside

Mesh repeater
The disc shaped repeater mimes a wood texture to recall a natural feeling

Set-top box
The set top box recalls natural shapes without forgoing smart lights and features

Simple and geometrical forms, discrete interfaces, and a strong tactile presence.

The collection will be/has been presented during the Salone del Mobile 2022, in Milan, in an immersive exhibition, also curated by LAYER.

INTERFACE DESIGN
A FULL SYSTEM ON YOUR SCREEN

The simplest way to connect digital and practical function in your household through the most innovative system. Discover how your home can become smart just using a touchscreen.

PEOPLE-FOCUSED RESEARCH
INSIGHTS TO INNOVATION

We put people at the center of the creative process. We do so using a research-based approach providing us with unique insights. This is how it works.

UX/UI EXPERIENCES
SPEEDPORT SMART 4 + SPEED HOME WLAN

A simple, intuitive set up, a clear-cut interface and a sustainability focus. Discover how design enhanced the way our customers experience technology.

STRATEGIC DESIGN
DESIGN GALLERY

We designed the interiors of our innovative space as a unique space for experimentation and discussion: where we show our vision for a connected lifestyle in a world in which everything is incresingly blurred.

CONCEPT DESIGN
THE SOFT TOUCH TO TECH

What happens if technology is inspired by interior design? We discovered it with Concept Connectivity, a project developed with Studio Layer| Benjamin Hubert.

DESIGN FOR CONNECTIVITY
LIFE IS SO MUCH BETTER TOGETHER

When it comes to technologies, creating an easy, smooth connectivity amongst devices and people is key. Find out how we do it through design.