In Focus: Energy Generating Furniture

SOLo Lounge Table

This piece of furniture from Intelligent Forms has been crafted using a stainless steel frame and a table top made from tempered glass. The SOLo Lounge Table is an artistic outdoor table fitted with a solar panel that is capableof powering a range of electronic devices, including the LEDs that havebeen embedded within the table frame. The table is lit by a warm glow,when the LEDs come alive during the night when the unit is placedoutdoors. It can also form a part of your regular indoor furniturebecause of its sophisticated look and feel. The table is capable ofgenerating about 17KWh of eco friendly power annually, using thesilicon-based solar cells that are sandwiched between the panels of thetempered glass table top. It has several other features including alighter, 3 pronged electricity points to charge gadgets, and a USB.

What difference will it make

With a sleek, technological and modern design, the SOLo brings withit enough power to light up your evening with over 16 million color LEDdisplay, built-in speakers, audio-in jack to let the music flow, apartfrom allowing you to charge electronic gadgets and use a laptop whileyou relax outdoors. It is also based on the wireless Bluetoothtechnology, allowing you a smooth internet connectivity.

2. Black Rocking Chair generates renewable energy

The Black Rocking Chair

The Black Rocking ChairRyan Klinger as its designer stunningly converts the rocking movement into electric power.

What’s new

Sitting ducks? – Well not anymore, here’s a black rocking chair thatconverts kinetic energy, the rocking movement of the chair in this case, to renewable energy. Designed by Ryan Klinger, the Empower chair has been created while keeping public seating arrangements in mind,especially when you wait it out in airports, shopping malls etc. Youwill be generating enough power to recharge your laptop or mobile phoneby simply sitting on the glossy black, strong chair; rocking as you tune in to your favorite music or read or even catch up with some seriouswork.

What difference will it make

The concept of converting kinetic energy to electrical power canbecome an efficient method of power generation, considering the waitingtime at public places and the simple rocking motion required for theprocess. The chair itself will be created using recyclable materials and also be flat-packed so that it can be easily shipped. The powergenerated from the chair will be made available through regular outletsand USB for further use. You will be able to travel light, minuschargers, wires etc., and still power and use your electronic devices in an eco friendly manner.

3. GO! multifunctional furniture harvests renewable energy

GO! multifunctional furniture

GO! multifunctional furnitureThe brainchild of Indonesian industrial designer Rizki Tarisa, the GO! is a lounge.

What’s new

The multifunctional device GO! combines the functionality of anexercise bike, a lounger and a workstation table to hold your gadgets.The furniture conceptualized by Rizki Tarisa, an industrial designerfrom Indonesia, has been crafted from recycled plastics and is paintedusing green paints that are biodegradable. The renewable power, in thiscase, is generated from the pedaling motion of the exercise bike fittedbeneath the lounger, which serves to reduce body fat while alsoproducing renewable energy. This product was figured in the IdeationAward 2010 event held as a part of the Malaysian International Fair.

What difference will it make

A multifunctional package comprising a table, an ergonomic loungechair and an exercise bike, the GO! is based on technology similar tothat used for generating power from wind and kinetic energy. The unitalso comes fitted with LED lights to add to the cozy effect. It allowsyou to generate enough power for your gadgets even as you carry out your daily tasks.

4. Chaise Lounge that Doubles As Electricity Generator

Chaise Lounge

Chaise LoungeThis Chaise lounge designed by Lithuanian designer Vlada Davydova.

What’s new

Vlada Davydova, a Lithuanian designer has conceived a creative andfunctional design of the Chaise Lounge. A simple three piece foldingchair with each piece fitted with a solar panel generates sufficientpower from sunlight to power electronic gadgets like a phone or laptop.As an outdoor furniture unit, the chair can also light up itssurroundings when the sun goes down.

What difference will it make

Beach lovers and sun bathers can now use the Chaise Lounge togenerate power while on the sea shore during the day, and use theelectricity at night.



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