Gallery: Carnivorous Furniture Eats Insects and Vermin to Generate Ener...


British designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau have devised a series of unsettling furnishings that are sure to split the field when it comes to defining “green design”. These mechanized contraptions feature microbial fuel cells that generate power from fallen vermin – namely mice and insects. The animal lovers among you may not wish to read on, but it is a unique idea if your apartment has a vermin infestation.

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  1. aguaamazon July 4, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Their we go again.
    It can only be the British to come up with such innovative concept. Just imagine be able to enjoy Scotland without the midges. Visit a tropical country without be plastered with anti mosquitoes ointment and nets, malaria might change course. Just think of it.
    Hope we all can make use of it. We cannot use pesticide forever.Remember the bees and buterflies. That is a solution which one hopes can be understood and eventually accepted. On the other hand:
    Perhaps we can speculate even further with this principle. If eight flies can provide energy for 12 working days for a clock(size not specified). What if after death a 6ft person or a cat, dog? I wonder what the maths would be?
    A new burials era is on the pipeline.

  2. caeman February 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    THIS is the answer to New York’s energy needs, with all of the rats and cockroaches that live there.

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