ZETR Trimless Outlets and Switches

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  • 2018

  • Product Design
    Furniture and Lighting

Designed By:

  • Garth Elliott. ZETR

Commissioned By:

Garth Elliott

ZETR

Designed In:

Australia

ZETR is a range of recessed, trim-less, and completely flush switches and outlets that integrate with the surrounding wall surface to provide minimal impact on architectural finishes. A world first, ZETR is designed to be installed within various wall types and thicknesses all achieving a flush finish.


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  • To re-imagine the traditional electrical outlet and switch for modern architecture and design. Traditionally electrical outlets/switches are installed over the wall as opposed to within the wall, or mounted behind a face plate attached to the wall. Existing processes for flush mounting required fine adjustment and positioning during installation making them cost prohibitive and unachievable throughout entire projects. ZETR set out to develop a world first completely trim-less and flush range of electrical accessories with a minimal and refined aesthetic that allowed for simple installation of the fixture across various wall types, thicknesses and surfaces using a single mounting assembly.

  • Through an extensive R&D process, with multiple iterations of the mounting assembly and outlet/switch design, we developed two mounting systems working across multiple installation surfaces, depths and types. This exceeded our initial design expectations and allowed for simple, cost effective installation of flush finished outlets and switches throughout whole architectural projects, and across most surfaces.

  • This is the first time on a world-wide basis that an adjustable mounting assembly for fixing an electrical accessory of an outlet or switch has been developed on a commercial scale that can be installed in a variety of finished surfaces and surface thicknesses. Since launching ZETR in July 2017 the positive response from the architectural industry has far exceeded our expectations. Due to this success, in 2019 we plan to take ZETR to the international stage with expansion into other regions including Europe, USA and key markets across Asia.

  • ZETR is set or mounted in the wall as opposed to over and are designed to be installed within all surface thicknesses and varying wall types including plaster board, stone, tile, timber and rendered walls using our unique mounting assemblies. Our range includes double outlets with and without double USB modules, as well as switches with 1,2,3, and 5 gang options and comatibility with automation systems. This enables designers to use the product throughout the whole project. The design steps away from the traditional boxed outlet & switch shape, introducing a curved form where the outline relates to the inserted plug. No more on/off switches required for outlets due to our auto switching mechanism allowing for a completely flush finished face. Outlets are fitted with inbuilt safety shutters, making them tamper proof. The cover plate which is available in matte black and white is also designed to be match painted on site to the desired wall colour for true integration with the wall. We are also working on ways to custom design cover plates to match different adjacent finished surfaces such as timber, veneer, brass, aluminium and stone.