Emily Pilloton

Corona Solar Light, Corona Light, Solar outdoor light, solar lighting, Emi Fujita, Shane Kohatsu, ICFF 2007 2

One of our favorite discoveries at this year’s ICFF (and winner of the ICFF Editor’s Choice Award for Best New Designer), was Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu’s brand new Corona Solar Light, an outdoor lighting solution that combines a photovoltaic cell, LEDs, and sunflower-esque form to bring a lovely solar-powered glow to your outdoor spaces. The self powered Corona Lamp can be used indoors and out – attached to a wall, staked and “planted” like a flower, or just placed on a tabletop- all without glues or fasteners.


Corona Solar Light, Corona Light, Solar outdoor light, solar lighting, Emi Fujita, Shane Kohatsu, ICFF 2007 3

The inspiration for Corona came from an evening spent at Southern California’s Viceroy Hotel, in which the duo’s brainstorming session went something like this: “space…. mood…. decoration…. sun…. SOLAR! LIGHT!” The dish & flower form grew out of a metaphor that the designers saw as a natural direction for a solar-powered and outdoor product, celebrating the technology while blending into the outdoor environment.

You may remember the name Emi Fujita from last year, when she debuted a chair design with Bernhardt Design and the Art Center College.

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11 Comments

  1. brianzeng March 5, 2012 at 4:01 am

    i think led solar lights are the best option for future lighting for its low power consumption.

  2. xuxianjun July 31, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Thanks for share.
    May i know where to get these corona solar light and the price quotation.

  3. dragon May 10, 2008 at 1:36 am

    The designs are much incredible and wonderful. Its not only lighting, its an art here. I open my eyes today, tyvm. Also , i find some site offering related led things ,i think its not bad then, here i give you address :http://www.ledexporter.com Enjoy ur life more renewable.

  4. diysolarlights March 17, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Wow these solar lights are an awesome design. I would love to see it in action. I need to add them to http://diysolarlights.com.

    Corona Solar Lights

  5. 'b' December 31, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    i seriously fall in love with dat thing,,,
    its fabolous,,, nicely done by the designer,,,
    it also could be one of the landscape element to enhance the place,,,
    the shape that build look like a plant also is a marvelous design…..
    i like it very much,,,,

  6. Joly Uy August 30, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    these corona solar light is cool, very nice.
    May i know where to get these corona solar light and the price quotation

  7. Jac May 31, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Clara, that was my first thought too! Although these are much prettier than the average toadstools. I wonder if they can bend to the direction of the sunlight, but that would be really freaky!

  8. Clara May 26, 2007 at 2:33 am

    The planted lights looked kind of like toadstools.

  9. Pink Robe May 24, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Judging from the photos, it looks like it just snaps together, which should make it easier to recycle. I totally want these, but they haven’t got a manufacturer yet. Hopefully by next summer…

  10. J May 24, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    the idea of using a solar panel to light up a stake-in-ground garden light is nothing new – but the fact that this product uses no adhesives or fasteners is pretty amazing. but it also raises questions – just how recyclable is this product then? is it comolded or something? very pretty design though, a million times better than the crap you find in home depot

  11. royalestel May 24, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Sometimes it’s the simple ideas that really amaze. I think the solar light in the direct form of a flower is certainly fitting and quite beautiful. This is what keeps me coming back to inhabitat. Bravo on the Corona.

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