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SOLAR TREE by Vivien Muller
Posted By Olivia Chen On September 4, 2008 @ 5:00 am In Design,Environment,green gadgets,Green Home decor,Innovation,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 15 Comments
Photovoltaic gadgets  often get trapped in the monotonous façade of plain panels, which often leave something to be desired in the aesthetics department . Not so with Vivien Muller ‘s sleek PhotoSynthese  charger. Resembling a potted bonsai tree, the silvery solar charger rests atop an elegant tray.
Blooming with 54 photovoltaic cells , Vivien’s solar tree gracefully plays both the role of decorative item and useful gadget. The tree’s branches are composed of detachable parts that combine to create the tree’s modular sculptural look. Muller’s thoughtful design also creates room for gadgets to lay in the shade of the “leaves”  as they recharge. Paying homage to photosynthesis, the Photsynthese tree proves to be a delightful plant that requires no watering and sustains your gadgets by harnessing the power of the sun.
+ Vivien Muller 
Via Gizmodo 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/04/vivien-muller-photosyntheses-solar-charging-tree/
 Photovoltaic gadgets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/19/the-go-anywhere-solar-gadget-charger/
 aesthetics department: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/20/iowa-state-photovoltaic-clothing/
 Vivien Muller: http://www.behance.net/10ein
 PhotoSynthese: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/PhotonSynthesis/121180
 photovoltaic cells: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/28/sunplant-pv-foliage-on-display-in-milan/
 “leaves”: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/04/solar-led-leaf-streetlights-by-jongoh-lee/
 + Vivien Muller : http://10ein.blogspot.com/
 Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5043007/photosynthesis-solar-tree-concept-is-the-worlds-best-looking-solar-gadget-charger
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