Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Concealed socket / Outlet

Concealed socket
Concealed socket

We use sockets every day, bringing both convenience and many troubles. In curiosity, children often touch sockets with things in their hands, causing dangerous accidents. The concealed socket in a directly conductive metal sheet is concealed and made into a slide way, and inserting and pulling can be realized only by gentle sliding of the plug. With this design, people’s usage manner of socket is also changed and they will not worry about difficult alignment between plug and socket. We can completely operate the socket with only one hand. The concealed socket can also clamp the plug tightly, avoiding loose insertion of plug into the socket.


Dalian Nationalities University

Dalian Minzu University
Dalian, China

XueFei Liu,
Dalian Nationalities University

Go to profile