Tuesday, March 31, 2009

When Plants Inspire Lights





You remember that photosynthesis lesson you bunked in school? That was way long back in time, but folks at D’arc Studio revisited that period and decided to haunt you with that chapter (pun totally intended!) The Sinthesya is an indoor/outdoor light that looks like it’s out of a sci-fi movie set and draws inspiration from nature’s food-factory. Solar power is the name of the game, but just in case of an emergency, an electrical plug has been included.

Shaped like a plant, the light features an adjustable base, a long winding stem, Lithium battery cells and a leaf panel that sports fotovoltaic flexible panels on the outside and 10 LED lights on the inside. A soft-touch dimmer lets you adjust the lights and when you place the leaf-head in a closed position, it gears up for some sun soaking recharge.

What makes it waterproof is the silicone rubber detailing and the green factor comes from the use of recycled ABS made by printing and injection.

So in case you missed the lesson: sun + plant shape = cool lights

Designer: Daniele Calisi, Alessio Tommasetti, Rosa Topputo & Camillo Vanacore

No comments:

Post a Comment