Sony, 2015

Sony Charger Plate was designed by Ilkka Suppanen for Sony Mobile. In modern day society, more and more homeowners find their homes filled with consumer electronics, all of which need a charger. However, these pieces of equipment do not always integrate well into a home environment. In response, Suppanen crafted a simple and beautiful charging plate for the latest Sony smartphones and tablets. The product is a mix of Finnish and Japanese design aesthetics, referencing Suppanen's Finnish background and Sony's Japanese roots. The charging plate is not only an interior design object with a charging function, but also a functional stand suited for watching movies or reading recipes in the kitchen. Built from light ash wood, the dock is a limited edition object with only fifty available pieces.