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Hidden Tech Adds Function, Doesn’t Disrupt Decor

Stellar designs to accommodate the ever-expanding world of technology.

In the world of design, technology poses a bit of a conundrum. Modern life requires it, but much like the Wizard of Oz, we sometimes feel like shouting, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”

The ideal is, of course, to have a full range of innovative technology for the home, without having to see, or trip over, the works. These innovative systems and designs incorporate high-tech features in appealingly low-profile ways. From hidden phone chargers to dramatic interior lights, you’ll find a little surprise around every corner. Dramatic backlighting, hidden wires and chargers, and a kitchen that talks to you? Yes, please!

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it.”

—Bill Gates