Does it not melt?
Green pipes. Sustainable light project.
Innovative technology from Sunportal, a recent South Korean and British joint venture, promises to deliver natural daylight to windowless spaces through a series of high-tech pipes, without heat gain or loss.
A mirror tracks the sun throughout the day, reflecting its rays onto a parabolic dish, which then focuses the reflected daylight into a small ‘light pipe’ aperture. The concentrated light then travels through a series of relay lenses “over any distance and in any direction”, according to the company. A diffuser ensures that light evenly reaches the desired areas.
Great Great Light Concept
Here’s another example of great upcycling design. Grap a few wooden hangers, bike rims, chainrings and zipties. And do you get? A fantastic looking chandelier. ‘Hangelier 2.1’ by Organelle, a design partnership created by Alex Witko and Courtney Hunt that practices at the intersection of art, design, and fabrication.
Design by Organelle
Saw this a long long time ago! Unclassyly witty!
“Each cork is hand crafted into individual lamps and grouped together to form a neutral and honest chandelier. The chandeliers were created after I noticed the vast amounts of corks being thrown away daily from champagne bars.
The chandeliers are custom made for interiors such as restaurants, bars and homes, each having its own unique form and qualities.”