Every designer has come across the inevitable services that yes are life saving, but are also visually unattractive. Called 'Kupu', these fabric covered smoke alarms come in a range of colours, including a chome plated version. The whole surface of the smoke alarm acts as a test button, so nothing else is seen - very simple & one of those times when I think why didn't someone think of this earlier.
There is also a more playful version designed by Paola Suhonen in the shape of a moth.
|Kupu smoke alarm|
|Lento smoke alarm by Paola Suhonen || || |