Innovaders

Wattcher

The project

The Wattcher measures total electricity consumption in the home and shows electricity consumption visually. Designer Marcel Wanders combines technical ingenuity with functional design in this sleekly designed meter. The underlying idea, of course, is that measuring consumption will lead to a more aware use of energy and eventually to saving energy. After all, the goal is sustainability. The Wattcher reveals our own energy behaviour and couples that with an online plan for saving energy.

Committee

Wattcher does not only measure the domestic power consumption, it also makes it visible. The small, modestly designed small measuring device by Marcel Wanders. When plugged in, Marcel Wanders’ small, modestly designed measuring device immediately shows how much or how little power is being used. The underlying thought: to measure is to know. Awareness of energy use leads to energy saving.

— The underlying idea, of course, is that measuring consumption will lead to a more aware use of energy and eventually to saving energy.