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Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove

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SonUmbra Solar Powered Tree As advancements in lighting technology unveil fresh materials, we’re thrilled to see designers exploring new ways to light up the night. SonUmbra is a solar-powered tree composed of strands of light-emitting fabric woven into a lucent web of branches. The installation’s canopy of photovoltaic panels captures light during the day, and once the sun sets the tree blooms in an interactive flourish of light and sound. Designed by Loop.pH, the “sonic shade of light” is intended to be “planted” in remote areas, where it offers shelter from the sun by day and serves as a gathering place for the local community at night. The installation is constructed from a light emitting fabric that is crafted into a lattice of electroluminescent fibers. As passerby move around the solar tree, the installation strikes up an interplay of light and sound that encourages interaction.

CRÉA Ora-Ito - En When we look at retro modern scenes ~ the future as imagined back in the 60s ~ the jetson’s styled stuff… i keep wondering where our gorgeous image of the future we’ll look back on in 50 years is, and will still wish we had (if we don’t already have it by then!)… then i saw this EVO-mobil design by Ora-Ito for Citroën… or even more impressive, i was won over by the photoshoot of it with actress Mylène Jampanoï for the stunningly artistic automotive mag, Intersection… and i wish i lived in that reality! Its so beautiful! “Af­ter more than 3 years of col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cit­roën on the de­vel­op­ment of ar­chi­tec­tu­ral pro­jects, Ora-ïto turned to the man­u­fac­tur­er to de­vel­op his first artis­tic pro­ject. The icon­o­clas­tic artist wasn’t dream­ing about another con­cept car but a ge­net­ic trans­for­ma­tion.

Eco friendly streetlights that show us the green way The Luceplan Sky has been designed by Alfredo Häberli rely on the energy of the sun to illuminate the streets after dark. The PV panels resting on top of the lights charge batteries during daytime which as night falls power up the LEDs to release intense and prolonged lighting in the area. British designer Ross Lovegrove designed the Solar Tree, an innovative street lighting system that relies on renewable energy. The idea was to bring art and light to the Ringtrasse and Lovegrove came up with the concept of solar tree, made with the modern technology of pipe bending. The Embryo Street Lighting concept by designer Harsha Vardhan looks completely practical and effective.

Phillips Designs Solar Powered City Street Light Smart design meets city lights in these solar-powered LED street lights by Phillips. Inspired by how flowers open up to the sun to collect the sun’s energy, the Sustainable City Lights feature photovoltaic petals that open during the day to collect the sun’s rays and transform them into energy. Then at night, the light closes and LED lights turn on to brighten city streets. Designed for the Phillips Simplicity Event in 2008, the Sustainable City Light is an intelligent outdoor lighting system meant to enhance city life by providing accurate lighting on demand as needed. The LED lights feature motion sensors that are triggered once the sun sets by individuals walking in close proximity to the light. If no one is around, the lights conserve energy by remaining off.

Solar Path Lighting by Edan Kurzweil at Solar Path Lighting by Edan Kurzweil Views: Favorites: Comments: CRÉA : Green Avenue (récup) -En The Greene Ave. bench collection is a project that rescues orphan chairs and upcycles them into a one-of-a-kind bench for your entrance way, dining table or backyard patio. Each bench uses three contrasting chairs from different eras to form a new contemporary piece. All benches range in size, shape and color. More information and availability at 31andchange website ! CRÉA: Jens Praet (éco-design) - En © 2007-2016 JENS PRAET - All rights reserved, worldwide. All material on this website (the "Site"), and the Site itself, are protected by copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights. These materials are owned by JENS PRAET or its subsidiaries or to be used with permission of their owners. Such materials include, but are not limited to, the photographs, images, illustrations, text, video clips, audio clips, designs, logos, trademarks and other materials contained in this Site, as well as the software used in the design and development of this Site. The name JENS PRAET, the logos, and all other related marks depicted on this Site, whether registered or unregistered, are trademarks or service marks of studio JENS PRAET.

Tucker Lamp by Tucker Waugh I was perusing the perpetually well done output of Working Class Studio, a division of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the other day and came across a lovely lamp by furniture designer and SCAD alum Tucker Waugh. The eponymous Tucker Lamp cuts a nice modern profile, lights the room from both above and below, and at a very economical $110 certainly makes it the best single way to make your well Ikea-ed friends envious without a Ligne Roset budget. This acrylic table lamp stands 19" high by 9" wide and comes with a pair of drum shades in both walnut veneer and white acrylic. I think I prefer the black body with the walnut veneer, though white on white certainly affects that cool, contempo vibe.