DEKKO launches Layer™ designed by IDA Design
The charging tower is packed with power – multiple outlets and USB ports for many users
Power supply leader DEKKO announces the launch of Layer™, a relocatable power solution with an optional surface for phones and other devices. Created for DEKKO by Zeeland, Michigan-based IDA Design, Layer™ flexes for up to 10 devices in any environment where power is needed – from the office, to educational and hospitality spaces, to home. It’s especially ideal for open, collaborative, training and touchdown spaces.
“The inspiration behind Layer was to create a multi-user power solution that can go anywhere,” IDA Design Principal Mitch Bakker said.
The product is so-named for its versatile layers of application in all kinds of environments.
“What we’re seeing today is the next evolution of the office, which is a layered approach, so you don’t have as much assigned seating as in the past, but power access is still the hub off the office,” IDA Design Senior Industrial Designer Austin Arthur said.
Bakker and his team of industrial product designers drew inspiration from modern product design highlighting clean, sculpted lines and monochromatic color schemes.
“The product has a timeless elegance as a standalone piece but blends in the background when nestled among other furnishings. It looks equally beautiful next to a sofa, with a grouping of chairs, or among desking and benching,” Bakker said.
The slim, freestanding Layer™ is made of powder-coated aluminum that can be specified in colors of carbon or white. A surface option with an optional BuzziFelt insert (in either stone grey or off-white) provides a soft landing spot for such devices as smartphones and iPads. (BuzziFelt is a material made of 100% upcycled plastic bottle waste that absorbs sound and provides a tactile aesthetic.)
Layer’s highly functional cylinder-shaped tower is available in three heights:
- Lounge / nightstand (31 inches high)
- Table / seated (38 inches high)
- Standing (51 inches high)
Power delivery technology includes:
- Six 15A, 120V tamper-resistant outlets (two of which rotate 90 degrees to accommodate large Apple plugs and bricks)
- Two USB-A ports
- Two 60W Power Delivery (PD) USB-C ports
Power-Delivery (PD) technology is a single charging standard that can be used to power a wide variety of different devices. PD increases power levels while ensuring devices only get the amount of charging needed and are not overcharged. The USB-C ports use GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology, which uses a direct band gap semiconductor that generates less heat to offer this exceptionally fast, high-efficiency charging without damaging the batteries of the devices being charged. The technology is a very important feature in today’s power products. It keeps devices efficiently powered and people effectively connected.
The 10-foot cord that provides power to Layer™ is discreetly integrated under the weighted base. Users can unwrap the cord to the desired length or, when not in use, wrap it fully where it’s hidden entirely under the base.
“Layer helps people stay in front of changing workstyles and ends the bottleneck around wall outlets,” Dekko General Manager Rick Fox said. “People no longer need to be tied down and huddled around fixed power sources. Layer gives people the freedom to find the location that’s right for them, meeting users right where they need power.”
Dekko delivers non-stop connection with innovative power and lighting products that are as forward thinking as they are flexible. Connecting three distinct brands – Studio, ECA and Furnlite – Dekko provides solutions for office, hospitality, residential, healthcare, education, transportation and more. A wholly owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), Dekko and its brands design and manufacture power charging and data systems; residential, industrial and commercial indoor lighting solutions; and electrical components and assemblies. Founded in 1952, Dekko is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with 1,300 associates across seven facilities in three states and Mexico. More at www.dekko.com.