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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.

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

    selene
    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

    Sarah
    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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