‘VELUX sun tunnel’ image © designboom

VELUX sun tunnel‘ by ross lovegrove created in partnership with velux group integrates round organic forms taken from nature into a new solar lamp. designed for spaces where installation of windows is not possible and where electrical light would normally be the only other option, the lamp captures sun rays and returns them with a beautiful light reflectance in the room. meanwhile, the diffuser allows for the adjustment of the light direction.

ross lovegrove: sun tunnel for velux detail view of diffused light source image © designboom

‘VELUX sun tunnel’ consists of a roof integrated with a flush frame, super reflective coating and telescopic tunnels made by MIRO-SILVER®. the lamp also provides more than 98% internal reflection rate.

ross lovegrove: sun tunnel for velux ‘VELUX sun tunnel’ exhibited during milan design week 2010 image © designboom

not just an ‘add on’ product, the new solar lamp puts emphasis on the fusion between aesthetics and functionality. in the process of creation, lovegrove wanted to realize a product that created a ‘moment of enlightenment’ for users.

‘VELUX sun tunnel’ was on presentation at zona tortona during milan design week 2010.

ross lovegrove: sun tunnel for velux metal framed entrance at the velux exhibition space image © designboom

ross lovegrove: sun tunnel for velux ross lovegrove portrait © designboom ross lovegrove: sun tunnel for velux natural light is fed through tunnel source