olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
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dec 06, 2012
olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan


 

olafur eliasson’s ‘little sun’ on display in an installation at la rinascente in milan, italy
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olafur eliasson continues his campaign to bring light to those living without access to the electrical grid with his project ‘little sun’ which designboom
has previously covered here and here. to celebrate the debut of the product being sold at the prestigious la rinsacente in milan, italy
is an installation gracing the department store’s windows, playing with the concept of light and refraction to fill the vitrine. ‘little sun’,
developed in partnership with frederik ottesen, is an affordable solar-powered lamp that converts five hours of natural sunlight into an entire evening of light for living –
such as cooking, eating, reading and writing.  ‘little sun’ is a response to energy shortage and its unequal distribution –
taking something that is for all of us, the sun, and making it available for each of us.

 

 


the installation plays with the concept of light and refraction to fill the vitrine
imge © designboom

 

 


the product is now being sold at the prestigious la rinsacente in milan, italy
imge © designboom

 

 


image © designboom

 


the ‘little suns’ on the terrace of la rinascente overlooking the duomo
image © marco beck peccoz

 

 


the facade with little sun graphics
image © marco beck peccoz

 

 

 


image © marco beck peccoz

 

 


image © marco beck peccoz

 

 

 


olafur eliasson and partner frederik ottesen
image © designboom

 

 

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