DADI Node One

2018 - 2019

Industrial Design
Packaging Design
Product Design

DADI, which stands for Decentralised Architecture for a Democratic Internet, is a peer-to-peer network owned by the people, shifting the balance of computational power away from large corporations. The Node One is the second in a series of products, following the Founding Node, that will host the DADI network – offering users to the ability to sell processing power and cloud storage capacity to the peer-to-peer network.

For us, embracing limitations and restrictions creates a strong product narrative. The Node One does just that. The device needs to be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with unrestricted efficiency. Due to this, we have created an unapologetic yet simplistic aesthetic. This outlook also lends itself to being stored anywhere with the home of office. We vented almost every surface for maximum efficiency and to allow other items to be stored near-by, without prohibiting the ventilation.

Front view of the Node one in white on a bookshelf. The casing is perforated with small holes for venting and shows the DADI logo.
Front view of the Node one in white on a bookshelf beside other homeware objects such as a vase and candle holder. The casing is perforated with small holes for venting and shows the DADI logo.
Isometric view of a detail of the Node One. The image shows the base and the cable.

The Node consists of a plastic shell and an internal frame which holds the motherboard. The item has been designed so the frame can be removed with ease - allowing the user to update the motherboard. This approach ensures a longer product lifespan, reducing plastic waste.   

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Side view of the DADI Node One in white with a red spiralled power cable plugged in on a grey surface.
Top view of red spiralled power cable for the DADI Node One,on a grey background.
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Front view of the Node one in white on a bookshelf. The casing is perforated with small holes for venting and shows the DADI logo. The red spiralled cable is shown on the side descending from the shelf.
Perspective view of part of the Node one in white. The casing is perforated with small holes for venting and shows the DADI logo.
Perspective view of part of the Node one in white. The casing is perforated with small holes for venting and a red spiralled power cable is plugged in.
Perspective view of the Node one in white beside a Alvar Aalto book. The casing is perforated with small holes for venting and shows the DADI logo. The red spiralled power cable is plugged in.