A system that can very discreetly integrate your lighting system, smoke detector, motion detector, camera, air inlet and outlet and audio in your home in such a way that they are almost invisible? – Storm System, which recently won “Smart-Home of the Year” at the Design Awards 2016 in Denmark makes it possible.
“The flexibility of the design allows, consumers to change the entire expression of the home, with a few simple steps – that’s a big difference. Furthermore, the consumer does not have to turn to several dealers to get all functions, and can now deal with only one to meet all their needs”, says Maiken Kasdorf, designer at oneA, the company behind Storm System.
The installation ring the system is built around makes it possible to remove and minimize the number of visible components on both ceilings and walls. The company behind Storm System, oneA, is a subsidiary to the lighting company Bjarnhoff, which function as a special solution department. The mission for oneA is to design products that can be integrated into a building’s architecture without compromising on quality.
Bjarnhoff have integrated light into people’s homes and all kinds of construction projects for almost 20 years. According to project manager at Bjarnhoff and oneA, Steen Bjerg Lauridsen, the company is not focusing on the choice of lamp, but more about how to integrate light in the best possible way, such that there is light where there should be light and shadow where there should be shadow.
“For the projects in which we have integrated Storm System, our response from users has been very positive that there is finally a system where they have a line of products with a homogenous design and that finally someone has thought about how to integrate other technical products, which do not just involve light,” says Steen Bjerg Lauridsen, project manager at Bjarnhoff and oneA.
Freedom of Choice
“Over many years, Bjarnhoff has completed many beautiful lighting projects, but many times when the project had reached its end, we felt the results were ruined a bit by the ceiling, which was often plastered with large smoke alarms, visible speakers or motion sensors. We knew that an ideal solution for the design is that it should be easily integratable, have a minimalistic expression and not be too visible,” explains Maiken Kasdorf.
The need for greater freedom in the choice of material in the home is something Bjarnhoff and oneA have retained as a very central core of their product developments. According to Maiken Kasdorf, consumers want to have all the modern features, but preferably these should be stored away so that they do not “take over” the home. One of the design requirements of oneA for the Storm System was that it would function as a link with the architecture, so that the customer experiences a kind of aesthetic calm in the home.
“The idea for Storm System arose, when a customer needed an ultra-adaptable solution. We therefore developed a system that could fit in easily in many surroundings, and at the same time have a bespoke feeling,”says project manager at Bjarnhoff and oneA Steen Bjerg Lauridsen.
As already mentioned, Storm System recently won an award of “Smart-Home of the Year”, from the leading design and interior magazines in Denmark at the Design Awards 2016.
“Winning the award was a huge pat on the back and recognition that we have created something that really has been lacking in the marketplace. We created a ceiling solution as a system, and this has not been seen before, so it’s very unique. This is what we have been credited for”, ends Steen Bjerg Lauridsen.