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Current Table Features Dye Synthesized Solar Cell on Its Surface

Current Table is more than a piece of furniture, it also a source of energy to charge your devices. The surface of this table is completed with a Dye Synthesized Solar Cell which unlike solar cell, it doesn’t need to be under direct sunlight to harness its energy. It is capable to gather and harvest energy from daylight even when it’s in the room, it works based on photosynthesis process, it uses properties of color to create an electrical current. You can work on the table while recharging all your devices/appliances, even though it is not placed under direct sunlight, it is still able to function under diffused light. This furniture is a combination of utility and aesthetic in everyday objects, smart design. Designer : Marjan van Aubel Current Table Features Dye Synthesized Solar Cell on Its Surface is originally posted on Tuvie

Hut on Sleds by Crosson Clarke Carnachan

Crosson Clarke Carnachan designed a hut on sleds in Whangapoua, New Zealand. Project description On the shore of an idyllic white sanded beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula rests an elegant hut. Closed up, the rough macrocarpa-cladding blends into the landscape and perches quietly on the dunes, as passersby wonder how it could possibly function for a family of five. Designed to close up against the elements, the hut measures a mere 40 square metres and rests on two thick wooden sleds that allow it to be shifted around the beach front section. This innovative portability is a response to the ever changing landscape that line the beachfront in this coastal erosion zone. Within the hut, the ingenuity reveals itself further as no nook or cranny is overlooked. Every available space has been utilised, right down to the secret individual cubby holes hidden in the children’s bunk room. For these clients it was all about the real essence of the

Eclipse Trishaw by Kenneth Cobonpue

Eclipse Trishaw or you probably prefer to call it a modern rickshaw considering the similar design. It’s constructed of aluminum and woven with recyclable polyethylene, a vintage transportation with modern twist. You can find rickshaw mostly in Asian or South American cities, it might not be a fast transportation since it’s powered by human, but it’s a green alternative for anyone who would like to explore the city. The lightweight circle frame is bound in place with a tight weave, the top surface is covered with insulated acrylic fabric. Kenneth Cobonpue, a Filipino designer, utilizes hand-stitched weatherproof vinyl and fabric for the seats, handlebars, and headrests. You might think this is just another modern designed rickshaw, but wait, in order to give you optimum comfort, it is also completed with things such as iPhone dock, cup holders, speakers, a cooling fan, and panels on both side for privacy. Designer : Kenneth Cobonpue Eclipse Trishaw by Kenneth Co

MobiVersum by J. MAYER H. Architects

J. MAYER H. Architects designed a playful landscape for young visitors to Autostadt Wolfsburg in Germany. Project description J. MAYER H. designed MobiVersum as a new interaction surface for young visitors to Autostadt Wolfsburg, integrated as part of the overall context of Autostadt “People, Cars, and What Moves Them.” A playful learning landscape was developed for a wide range of experiences in dialog with the exhibition Level Green shown on the floor above. MobiVersum provides an active introduction to the subject of sustainability in all its facets for children of all ages: from the issue of mobility, joint learning and understanding, to courses in cooking. In collaboration with Renate Zimmer (professor, Institut für Sport- und Bewegungswissenschaft at Universiät Osnabrück) a large movement sculpture was created that is unique in terms of its design and the challenges it presents to children’s motor skills. Depending on their individual level of developme