Katy Paty, a small team of light switch makers in Bohemia, have perfected a special process of dyeing porcelain in amazing colours. Now their stunning switches and sockets are also available in a surface-mounted version – meaning that home owners with exposed wiring can accessorise their interiors with stylish light switches too!
Does Swtch sell UK sockets in this style?
Yes, this product range includes UK sockets. Check the "Complete the look" section below.
What’s in the box?
You will receive a modular socket set, consisting of a socket insert, porcelain casing and centre plate with fixing screws, and a plastic internal wall mount.
(Click image to enlarge. Pictures for illustration only. Number of gangs and/or finishes might vary)
What does an electrician call this?
This is a 1-gang 2-pole 13A socket or 2-gang 2-pole 13A socket
Where is this used in the home?
This is a single/double mains power outlet (British Standard).
Attach the inner plastic wall mount to the wall first. There are knockout perforations for wiring and screwholes in the mount. Wire up the socket mechanism and screw the insert securely onto the mount. Put the porcelain casing over the plastic wall mount, place the front plate on top and align with the two front screw holes. Finally, fasten the assembly with the front screws. MAKE SURE NOT TO OVERTIGHTEN THE SCREWS – this can break the front plate and/or “lock up” the mechanism.
Please refer to our Installation section for more installation advice, manuals and helpful videos.
Does this cover a standard british back box?
Surface-mounted, so no back box required.
How deep does the back box need to be?
This needs a slightly deeper box, at least 35mm.
When we marry old and new, memories and nostalgia, the details matter
The form of this switch is circles within circles, undulating rounds of carefully sculptured porcelain create spiralled surfaces for light to dance on – these switches sparkle. The steel screws on the face of the switch are perfectly placed to create symmetry and framing for the rocker, which adds to the classic feel. The porcelain is glossy (although a matt range is coming soon), homely and tactile, and the switch mechanism delivers a satisfying ‘chink’ as you press the rocker to illuminate your room.
Katy Paty’s switches are hand-made artisan products, so you might find slight imperfections and colour variations. But that just adds to the quirky luxury of having these pieces on your walls.