photosynthesis-based table by marjan van aubel harvests energy and powers devices
 
photosynthesis-based table by marjan van aubel harvests energy and powers devices
mar 11, 2014

photosynthesis-based table by marjan van aubel harvests energy and powers devices

following up with similar technology to that of ‘the energy collection’dutch designer marjan van aubel has developed ‘current table’, a piece of furniture that functions as an independent source of energy. like her previous project, the unit gathers and harvests energy from daylight to charge appliances such as lamps, computers and phones. the glass table surface contains a dye synthesized solar cell; based on photosynthesis it uses color properties to create an electrical current. unlike classic solar cells however, the colored cells do not require direct sunlight for power, they function under diffused light.

 

 


video courtesy marjan van aubel

 

 

‘current table’ is one of the sustainable design pieces added to the 19 greek street café’s existing display as part of the london design festival 2014.

current table by marjan van aubel harvests energy and powers your devices
the current table functions as an independent source of energy
all images © mathijs labadie / courtesy of marjan van aubel 

current table by marjan van aubel harvests energy and powers your devices
the unit gathers and harvests energy from daylight to charge appliances such as lamps, computers and phones

current table by marjan van aubel harvests energy and powers your devices
like photosynthesis, it uses color properties to create an electrical current

current table by marjan van aubel harvests energy and powers your devices

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