Solar Tree

September 28, 2007

 

Ross Lovegrove, designer of beautiful, yet useful, things, has teamed up with Artemide and Sharp Solar to produce these solar-powered street lamps that are to light up the Ringstrasse outside Vienna’s Museum for Angewandte Kunste.

According to a statement from Lovegrove Studio, the Solar Trees “communicate more than light… they communicate the trust of placing beautifully made, complex natural forms outside for the benefit of all of society becoming a museum that if folded inside out, the museum as an incubator of change in society… and with this the promotion of environmental science and the joy of the new aesthetics made possible by the digital process.

Extract from dezeen

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An old video of Ross Lovegrove, an industrial designer, best known for his work on the Sony Walkman and Apple iMac. In this highly visual presentation, he presents his work—from furniture to water bottles—which is organic in form and inspired by nature.

…and car on a stick!…

Extract from TED