London-based design firm Caventou has designed a series of “stained glass” everyday objects that turn daylight into electricity, even indoors.
Integrated with solar cells, Current Table and Current Window are both independent, intelligent power sources that function normally as household items.
As the first piece of furniture to harvest energy indoors, Current Table utilizes a colored glass surface—a modern version of stained glass—to generate its own electricity, which can be used to charge other devices, among other purposes.
Both pieces of functional technology can be monitored through an app, which reports light intensity and how much energy each item has harvested.
Learn more about the project here.
News via Caventou.