With its simplified, silouhette-like form, soft glow, and ingenious function, Maria Hamprecht’s SW° Solar Lamp really does shine- metaphorically AND literally. Leave the “lamp” on a sunny window sill and let it absorb sunlight all day long; and come home to a lovely glowing lamp at night that has no need for plugs or electricity. Powered by an ultra-green combination of photovoltaic film and LED’s, Maria’s SW° prototype was part of her diploma thesis project, whose theme was the silhouette. The lamp’s simple form is, not surprisingly, inspired by the crisp shape of its shadow cast on a table.

+ Maria Hamprecht

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