Solar power is a science and designer Marjan van Aubel has turned it into a thing of beauty. A suspended window light that brings the glow of a sunset, sunlight or sunrise into your home by harvesting the sun’s energy during the day.
A modern solar-powered light for your window, Sunne, harvests energy by day to light your home at night. Created by award-winning solar designer Marjan van Aubel, the attractive looking modern light is presently raising funding on Kickstarter.
Sunne is a self-powered solar light that captures, stores and produces light indoors. By day, it harvests energy from the sun while it hangs by your window; at night, it brings sunlight into your home.
‘My view on solar energy is that it needs an update,’ van Aubel told Wallpaper magazine. ‘I think that in the future all products should generate their own energy, and as designers it is our responsibility to build products or buildings for this future. My mission is to make this energy accessible for everyone, everywhere.
Hang Sunne in front of your window and it will naturally harvest energy from the sun and store it in its integrated battery. As the evening gets darker, Sunne’s light will start to glow.
• sunne rise: simulates early morning sunrise with shades of purple and yellow.
• sunne light: a warm light that is great for both reading and relaxing.
• sunne set: a firey glow that will help you unwind at the end of the day
The solar side of Sunne contains SunPower Solar cells that charge during the day to power the light at night.
Sunne’s modern solar design combines art, sustainability and technology to create the indoor light of the future.
About the designer:
Marjan van Aubel is an award-winning solar designer. She brings solar energy into daily life through objects. Van Aubel’s most notable works are Current Table, Power Plant and she designed the roof of the Dutch Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Her work is in permanent collecton of museums such as MoMA New York, the V&A London and Boijmans van Beuningen in the Netherlands, amongst others. She has collaborated with global brands such as Cos, Timberland, Swarovski with the aim of accelerating global energy transition to solar.