We are unconditional fans of bakelite, and of modernist switches and fixtures. This design, with bevelled edges and textured face, is perfect. If only the image would rend justice to the action of the toggles – hard and loud, unlike any flimsy current reproduction or awkward touchpad. It is a primeval thing: once you flick the switch you know an action will take place, almost as a purely mechanical consequence.
Private Residence, Avenida da Boavista, Porto