WIRED Innovation Award
Integrating solar technology naturally into our everyday lives
Current table is a new kind of energy source within the home or office. Its has integrated solar cells that use the property of colour to create an electrical current, just like photosynthesis.
The dye-sensitised solar cells also work efficiently under diffuse light — effectively making it the first piece of furniture to harvest energy indoors.
With no cables, Current Table is self sufficient and can be used to charge your devices. It is intelligent too and show how it works best: through an app you read light intensity and how much energy has been stored. Scroll down to order now!
Current Window uses the latest solar cell technology to generate electricity from daylight.
Its dye-sensitised solar cells work much like the process of photosynthesis, turning the properties of colour into an electrical current for devices and appliances.
Its entirely scalable too, so more surface area means more energy harvested.
Caventou was founded by award-winning designer Marjan van Aubel. In 2016 she joined forces with Peter Krige and Samira Ann Qassim. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Marjan’s work is part of permanent collections of MoMA and the Vitra Design Museum. She exhibited at the V&A, the London Design Museum for Design of the Year twice and won the Swarovski Emerging talent medal in 2015. Peter is a design engineering fellow RCA - Imperial College alumni. He has developed technology for London’s most exciting hardware start-ups and more established clients through Kudu Studio, the consultancy he founded. Samira, a St Andrew’s graduate, is a former brand strategist. From luxury brands to energy companies she has experience consulting at the highest level of business.
They recently won the Wired - Audi Innovation award, Wallpaper Design Award and were chosen as a Dutch Radical Pioneer, for their innovative radical ideas. Together they are on a mission to make solar energy part of everyday life.
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