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Pega’s WindUp Chair Charges Your Smartphone as You Sit

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On April 15, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Home decor,Green Interiors,Green Products,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments

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Pega [2] just unveiled a new WindUp Chair [3] at Milan Design Week [4] that charges your smartphone [5] as you sit! Simply wind up the oversized clockwork mechanism incorporated in the chair’s wooden backrest and plug in your phone – as the flywheel unwinds, it charges your device.

2013 PEGA@Milan_WindUp [6] from PEGA D&E [7] on Vimeo [8].

Taiwan-based Pega D&E [2] focuses on combining smart technologies with everyday objects. Their collection of interactive [9] works includes the ColorUp Lamp, which can can mimic the color of any physical object or surface, and the Happy Together Table, which combines sounds and music from multiple smart phones via a plug-and-play mechanism built into the tabletop. The Wind Up Chair was exhibited at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair [10], along with Pega’s other objects.

+ Pega D&E [2]

Via Style Addiction [11]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/04/WindUp-Chair-PegaDesign-1.jpg

[2] Pega: http://www.pegadesign.com/en/news.html

[3] WindUp Chair: http://www.pegadesign.com/nowandnew/m/windup/index.html

[4] Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

[5] charges your smartphone: http://inhabitat.com/konica-minoltas-symfos-low-energy-led-lamp-wirelessly-charges-your-smartphone/

[6] 2013 PEGA@Milan_WindUp: http://vimeo.com/62926483

[7] PEGA D&E: http://vimeo.com/user8895396

[8] Vimeo: http://vimeo.com

[9] interactive: http://inhabitat.com/studio-drifts-interactive-shylights-mimic-how-flowers-attract-and-repel-bees/

[10] 2013 Milan Furniture Fair: http://inhabitat.com/the-green-issue-at-milan-furniture-fair-research-innovation-responsability-and-high-quality-materials/

[11] Style Addiction: http://www.stilsucht.de/04/2013/windup/

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