(UK) – Little Sun, the social business founded by Olafur Eliasson, will be showing their Sunlight Graffiti installation at this year’s darc room exhibition, part of London Design Festival.
The interactive installation will allow visitors to create their own Sunlight Graffiti images with a Little Sun solar lamp. Sunlight Graffiti is a microcosmos of the Little Sun project, where one can feel, in a creative, playful and mindful way, the impact he or she can have on their immmediate physical surrounding just by putting solar light into action.
Felix Hallwachs, CEO at Little Sun, will also be talking at the exhibition as part of the darc thoughts lecture programme that also includes Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde; Croatian Lighting Designer, Dean Skira; Daniel Stromborg, Product Designer at Gensler USA; and Kerem Asfuroglu, Lighting Designer at Speirs + Major.
Hallwachs said: “We all have to learn how to live and act more sustainably and how to share the energy of the earth and the sun. Together, we have to find solutions for our future. Little Sun is a social business that brings solar energy to people living off the grid, so that kids can study, read, and play after dark – without toxic kerosene lamps.”
Olafur Eliasson, Founder of Little Sun, explained: “Light is for everyone – it determines what we do and how we do it. This is why we have developed the solar-powered lamp Little Sun. One part of the artwork is the lamp and the activities it enables. The other is the successful distribution of Little Sun in off-grid communities, its journey from production to usage.”
Frederik Ottesen, Co-Founder of Little Sun, commented: “Little Sun is much more than a beautiful solar lamp. Ultimately, Little Sun is a large-scale solar energy provider, our portable lamp being the first in a long line of products we are developing to make clean, reliable, affordable solar energy easily accessible to everyone.”
darc room will take place at B1, a unique 22,000 sqm space in Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, central London, from September 21st – 23rd 2017 as part of London Design Festival.
The exhibition will consist of leading lighting manufacturers displaying their latest products, light installations and a series of lectures tackling lighting design, technology, sustainability and architecture.
Participants include alphaLED, Anolis, Applelec, ATEA, atelier sedap, Bright Green, DARK, David Trubridge, Delta Light, EcoLED, EcoSense, Electric Bench, Enigma, Exenia, Factorylux, Forma, Lamp Lighting, LED Linear, Lightly Technologies, Linea Light, Luci LED, Lumenpulse, Megaman, molo, Optelma, Radiant, Reggiani, Soraa, tossB, Targetti, Turnlights, WILA and Xicato.
As well as Roosegaarde, the darc thoughts lecture programme will include Felix Hallwachs, CEO of Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun solar light project; Croatian Lighting Designer, Dean Skira; Daniel Stromborg, Product Designer at Gensler USA; and Kerem Asfuroglu, Lighting Designer at Speirs + Major.
In addition, Eoin Billings, Founding Partner at Billings Jackson Design; Nick Durrant, Founder at Plot; and Nat Roberton, Programme Manager at Bristol Legible City Project will be discussing the transformation of the urban environment by the Internet of Things.