'lighting bag' by wonsik chae 'lighting bag' by wonsik chae
feb 27, 2009

'lighting bag' by wonsik chae

‘lighting bag’ by wonsik chae image © wonsik chae courtesy exclusive to designboom

designer wonsik chae from south korea has created ‘lighting bag’, a light which imitates the form of a tea bag. consisting of a cup filled with a chemical intermediate and a bag containing fluorescent molecules the light works through a catalyst of this chemical reaction.

mage © wonsik chae courtesy exclusive to designboom

mage © wonsik chae courtesy exclusive to designboom

mage © wonsik chae courtesy exclusive to designboom

mage © wonsik chae courtesy exclusive to designboom

mage © wonsik chae courtesy exclusive to designboom

mage © wonsik chae courtesy exclusive to designboom

  • Ahhh! What fun in third world countries!

    Nole Buddy says:
  • @Nole Buddy

    Dumb ass, South Koria is not a 3rd world country

    Anon says:
  • LOL at Anon’s comment. yeah, South Korea is a developed country and its economy is one of the top in Asia.

    this is amazing stuff! I love tea but I won’t drink that…:b

    Lucy says:
  • i guess Nole Buddy wanted to emphasize the stupidity of this design and nothing more. finally it is using some chemical stuff to achieve its effect…

    kasorp says:
  • Perhaps this would fall under the ever popular design-art genre. I can appreciate it as just that and nothing else.

    me says:
  • Didn’t come from an American college did it? China has the “Volt” ahead of GM too SEE: http://www.cleantech.com/news/3983/chinas-byd-sells-first-mass-produced-plug-cars
    AND: The “All American Volt” will have Korean , yes, f**king Asian batteries in it! Up Yours, Yankee Doodle, Jobs and all!

    Uncle B says:
  • It’s interesting, but I don’t want to light up myself.

    Hotmilk says:
  • interesting development, but it seems an old concept… A RCA graduate showed something similar at the previous Summer Show: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fVp7ECl0Qo] here [/url]

    taimai says:
  • Can you drink this?! If you can’t, this is about as interesting as a glow stick…

    scissorfight says:
  • guys, sometimes it helps to read the description 😉

    rancid says:
  • ok, so is the ‘chemical intermediate’ something you can drink?

    rynona says:
  • it imitates a teabag man, offcourse you cant drink it, a design purposed for a chemical reaction when it touches water,…..as easy as that… I LIKE:)

    bobo the bear says:
  • Intresting.
    Who long does the light last?

    ROSARIX says:
  • Will this give me cancer?

    Concerned says:
  • u ar died

    jayaram says:
  • probably has led in it.

    majornutts says:
  • Not for drinking, fools. “imitates
    the form of a tea bag” Imitates means it is not! Do you really want to drink a mysteriously glowing liquid?

    Psh says:
  • Can this be developed for use in rural, non-electrified Africa?

    pido says:
  • Look interesting and fun to use 🙂

    alongkot says:
  • looks interesting … i wonder how much it costs , though … and i am looking forward to the japanese version of this “tea-bag” (nothing racist ,and not to belittle their technological genius, but they do invent some of the world’s craziest things )

    abc says:
  • the first and only question: WHY?????????????????? It’s USELESS. It’s like fitting a shoe with light on the inside. Abselutely stunningly useless. But it does look nice.

    me, myself nor i says:
  • will my piss glow?

    bookah says:

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