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

 

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. 

olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
the installation plays with the concept of light and refraction to fill the vitrine
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‘little sun’,  developed by olafur eliasson 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. 

olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
the product is now being sold at the prestigious la rinsacente in milan, italy
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olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
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olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
the ‘little suns’ on the terrace of la rinascente overlooking the duomo
image © marco beck peccoz

olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
the facade with little sun graphics
image © marco beck peccoz

olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
image © marco beck peccoz

olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
image © marco beck peccoz

olafur eliasson's little sun window display at la rinascente, milan
olafur eliasson and partner frederik ottesen
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