Dutch designer Damian O’Sullivan, has found a way to bring sunlight indoors with his Solar Lampion. The ingenuous lamp is composed of 36 standard-sized solar cells that collect sunlight during the day, and then shine at night. What we love about the Solar Lampion is that through simple geometric arrangement, it manages to transform something that is usually so bulky and ugly (solar panels) into a charming sculptural object. The fact that it is practical and energy efficient only makes it that much better. While it’s durable enough to keep outside – the Solar Lampion is so cute that we think you’ll want to bring it indoors to light up your summer nights.

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, Damian O’Sulllivan found himself working for Philips alongside their Advanced Design Team. In 1998 he opened his own office, allowing greater freedom and exploration of his love for creativity. The mission of his office is ��to provide fresh and original work that reach beyond the pale and the predictable.�

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  1. katybug2000 April 24, 2008 at 11:36 am

    How much is the SOLAR LAMPION ? how do you order it?

  2. Agostinho Machado December 29, 2007 at 7:48 am

    I am interressing in this product to sell in same Africa countrys.
    Please say me if you are interessing to trade with me.
    Best regards
    Agostinho Machado

  3. Marc October 4, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Can anyone direct me to a Canadian company that sells items like these? I’ve been going crazy trying to find nice solar/earth friendly gadgets like this.

  4. Marc October 4, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to buy this item aswell. Its the only solar powered lamp that i’ve seen which actually looks nice! It would make an awesome gift idea for others. Any news on getting it manufactured? You must have been approached to get this made by now..

  5. Debbie Browning June 15, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Where can I buy it?

  6. Steve December 30, 2006 at 12:31 am

    Any word on when/if this will be available for sale?

  7. Daniel Emanuelsson June 1, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    And here we find its cousin:
    Its a water bottle with a solar powered led-light, so you will find it in the dark (sic!).

  8. rtlbuilder June 1, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    beautiful work! simple and excellent execution
    here is something i did using common PVC elbows ; )

  9. Sudhir Kumar June 1, 2006 at 3:14 am

    Awesome design concept! The best part of it is compact size and ideal product feature!

    Love to see such simple ideal concepts!

    feel like working in this area!

    Keep it up Mr. Damian!

  10. Tommy Dykes May 31, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    Nice, was recently using solar panels in a project, where I was exploring similar concepts. Integrating of solar panels atttractivley seems an improtant way forward to sustainable living.

    Arranging them in plant like formations, seems the obvious way, id love too see leaf shaped solar panels.

    Cocnerned about the cost of such a lamp?

    I love it.

  11. damon May 31, 2006 at 9:24 pm

    See the last comment on Mocoloco. It soes not look like this is lamp available for purchase which is shame since the other options for solar lighting are not so great.

  12. Philip May 31, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    I like this. Wonder how bright the light is and if you can turn it off. If it’s bright enough (and ability to turn off), it’ll make a good camping light.

  13. KRiSTOPHER DUKES May 31, 2006 at 1:52 am

    Ooh la love. So pretty, so clever. It’s rather poetic that you can capture summer sun and let it light up your night.

    Thank god the lamp looks far from as cheesy as that last line sounded, though. 😉

  14. Arseniy May 30, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    I’d actually like to know where most of the awesome designs for products featured on this site might be purchased.

  15. tcr May 30, 2006 at 8:49 pm

    Butifull! Price? availability?

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