Built by — Bakken & Bæck
A technology-driven design studio based in Oslo, Bonn, Amsterdam, and London. We define, design, and develop all things digital, in no particular order. With solid expertise in a wide range of design disciplines, we believe we can bring any idea to life — no matter the complexity. One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies 2020.
Home Applications is a technical prototype for a collection of apps which would allow you to teach your old furniture some new tricks, which you could then control to suit your own personal needs at your leisure.
'Any technology I bring into my home should be useful, serve a purpose or make me happy. I wrote a program to automatically move blinds based on the sun because to me, that's like your home is taking care of you.'
The apps would be simple, friendly tools which could, for example, use sunrise and sunset to open and close your blinds; use a lightbulb to warn you of high air pollution; or take images from NASA’s photo archive and turn them into a lighting display.
Bakken & Bæck decided that all three experiments would use common and 'standard' tooling and conventions to enable as many people as possible to immediately hop onto something that is already familiar to them. The web user interfaces are built with static site generator Gatsby (React), with each experiment pulling in other open source dependencies and libraries as needed.