Router

Vodafone Essential Box

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This entry-level router is part of the novel Vodafone design language for fixed line products. Consumer electronics devices in the home area are either featured purposely, hidden or simply tolerated. This router does not belong into any of these categories as it discreetly blends into modern interiors as a silent, anonymous servant. Consequently, it does without relying on a traditional tech aesthetic, and is instead striking in its static appearance.

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Vodafone Group Services GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • In-house design:
    Daniel Schubert, Felix Binder
  • Design:
    Studiomem (Abigail Potié, Anne Schlösser), Munich, Germany

Statement by the Jury

This router is characterised by sculptural pureness. It lives up to its claim to do its service invisibly in the living room.