Rocking chairs and sustainable energy

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Rocking chair generates energy for integrated reading lamp

Rocking chair generates energy for integrated reading lamp

The joint winner of designboom’s 2009 green life design competition was a Murakami chair with an integrated reading lamp. The energy for the lamp is generated from the rocking motion of the chair and stored in a battery for use when required.

The designer, Rochus Jacob, said: ‘I was looking for opportunities to generate energy through activities we naturally do. The final result is a rocking chair that enables the user to experience production and consumption of electricity in a gentle and rewarding way. An abstract process becomes tangible and eventually cultivates natural awareness.’

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