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Detail Oriented: Minimal, Well-Designed Flush-Mount Outlets (and More) from Bocci

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Detail Oriented: Minimal, Well-Designed Flush-Mount Outlets (and More) from Bocci

May 17, 2021

One of the tiny details that makes a huge difference in a room? Flush-mount electrical accessories. Typical power outlets and light switches are clunky and unsightly, drawing the eye for all the wrong reasons, but subtle flush-mount versions blend seamlessly with the surface they sit on—and can even add a design-forward, architectural element. (See Remodeling 101: The Surprising Appeal of Flush Electrical Outlets for evidence.)

We’re longtime admirers of The 22 System, a suite of minimal electrical wall accessories designed to integrate with architectural finishes of all sorts, from Vancouver- and Berlin-based company Bocci. The drywall components, called 22 Drywall, allow a power outlet, switch, USB, or other accessories to pop into a receiving system mudded directly into drywall, while the 22 Alternative versions allow the same components to connect to a receiving system set behind a variety of finish materials—think marble, millwork, tile, glass, and more—to seamless effect.

The result? Fully operative, reliable components that sit flush in just about any wall surface—no clunky cover plates needed. Take a look at the outlets in situ in a variety of kitchen styles.

Photography via Bocci.

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Above: The 22 System outlets fitted in a kitchen island—an ideal spot for charging a laptop while working at the counter or for plugging in small appliances.
Above: The components are available in three colors—white, black and almond—with bespoke colors and finish options available for larger orders.
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Above: A barely visible outlet concealed in the drywall. Outlets and other electrical accessories are available as single kits, with a mounting plate and one operative electrical component (from $150), and double kits, with a double linear or diagonal mounting plate and two operative components (from $275). Both require a removal tool, sold separately.
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Above: Double kits come in a wide variety of combinations; shown is the Double Outlet Switch Kit, an outlet paired with a push-button on-off light switch (from $275).
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Above: A single flush-mount outlet is a sophisticated match for a marble backsplash.
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Above: Outlets, switches, and media ports can be made nearly invisible—or they can add an unexpected design element, as with this Double Outlet Kit in black (from $275).
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Above: A slim and unobtrusive single outlet in a charming pegboard behind a kitchen sink. The 22 System uses a spring-loaded barrel system to allow a variety of components—from switches and outlets to USB and HDMI ports and keypad controls—to snap into an invisible mounting plate.
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Above: Another of Bocci’s design-meets-technology offerings: the 76 Lighting System, with tendrils of white glass suspended within each of the glass pendants.

For more on outlets, switches, and other wall accessories, head to 22 System, and for more offerings from Bocci, take a look at Bocci.com.

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