Deseo

Deseo

Deseo, Arnout en Maes voor Basalte
The design of Deseo arises from a search for balance between functionality, ease-of-use and a rigorously minimalist, refined aesthetic design. For a home automation system, user-friendliness is of prime importance. The room controller is an essential part of this.

Henry van de Velde Labels 2011

Edition 2011

Deseo

Room controller

 

Design  Klaas Arnout and

Sandra Maes

 

Company  Basalte

 

Brushed, anodised or painted

aluminium, nickel-plated or

bronzed brass

8 x 8 x 0,8 cm

The most commonly used functions, such as lighting and calling up pre-defined atmospheres, are operated with switches. Deseo combines these functions, operates the blinds, air conditioning and ventilation and also serves as a thermostat. Deseo does not have any unnecessary buttons or lights or a big screen with endless, complicated options and scroll functions. All it has is a clear message in a large font size, which only displays the function currently being used by the user. Touching anywhere on the surface activates the multi-touch function, and all functions can be switched on or off with a single movement. The touching of the room controller is detected by an innovative electronic circuit based on capacitive technology.

Deseo, Arnout en Maes voor Basalte
Deseo, Arnout en Maes voor Basalte

The touch-sensitive surfaces of Deseo are made of high-quality materials such as brushed or painted aluminium. In the Classic Line, timeless materials such as brass base bronze and nickel have been used.