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murakami chair

murakami chair by rochus jacob from usa

designer's own words:

I was looking for opportunities to generate energy through activities we naturally do. The final result is a rocking chair that enables the user to experience production and consumption of electricity in a gentle and rewarding way. An abstract process becomes tangible and eventually cultivates natural awareness. Complexity is covered by simplicity. Advanced nano-dynamo technology which is built in to the skids of the chair and more efficient light sources such as the newly developed OLED generation makes it possible to build a rocking chair with a reading lamp running on electricity generated from the rocking motion. During daylight the energy gets stored in a battery pack. The construction of the flat and bendable organic light emitting diodes allows new form factors such as using the traditional shape of a lamp but instead of having a light bulb the lampshade himself turns out to be the light source. To have a drastic reduction of consumption the big challenge will be to make consuming less feel like getting more.

murakami chair final design

rocking_chair_rochus_jacob__green_life__1.jpg human power?

rocking_chair_rochus_jacob__green_life__3.jpg murakami chair reading lamp on

  • I love this rocking chair! but why the name is murakami? it’s like Japanese name.

    Feb 01, 2016
  • someone knows the price and how could I buy it? it looks great!

    Sep 20, 2013
  • I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep
    it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later on. Many thanks

    Mar 03, 2013
  • Me too! It looks both handy and comfortable! And it loves the environment!

    maria ruuskanen
    Jan 29, 2013
  • I would for sure pay for that !

    jessica walker
    Jan 03, 2013

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