After the debut of her Live Screen hydroponic garden during NY Design Week 2012, Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe is returning this year with a new series of off-the-grid LED lighting fixtures that are illuminated using the power of falling sand. Based on the shape of the hourglass, the new lamps need to be flipped to continue working and require the user’s involvement to stimulate awareness of the finite nature of lighting energy sources.
The Hourglass Floor Table Lamp works by harnessing kinetic energy from falling sand. The four-foot-tall lean Hourglass Floor Lamp is suspended and rotates on a hinge so it can be easily flipped once the sand runs out. The table version follows a similar principle and features slight design adjustments needed to facilitate its repositioning and optimal light directionality.
The new lighting series will be exhibited at the Wanted Design 2013 exhibit during NYC’s design week this month, along with Trofe’s award-winning Live Screen vertical garden.
A quick google search for the designer gets you here where you can learn about retail availability http://danielletrofe.com/hourglasstablelamp/
What is the point of comments if you don't read them and respond, Inhabit?!! We all want to know where to buy these fab lights. Please put us out of our misery
How much is it?
Please tell aize, costs and how bright. I terested. Thanks, twink in st paul
You have some wonderful products here, but how does someone purchase them? Or are they just ideas that haven't been made for purchase yet?
I'd be interested in knowing how bright the light is and how much it costs. If it's too costly, people would much rather pay as they go, so they don't have to shell-out big bucks in the short term.
If someone wanted to make one, the concept isn't too hard... http://www.specialneedstoys.com/usa/612-1665-large/4-wheel-color-drop-liquid-fun.jpg
Many people have asked if they can buy, but I don\\\'t see a response. I would love to know how much these cost and where you can buy. Thanks!
I wonder if they'll ever be produced for retail. If they aren't super expensive I'd love to get one.
I like them are they available to buy?and what do they cost also I wonder how much light they produce similar to a desk lamp?
I would love one as well or even better sell them :)
Thea lamps are Beautiful! I would love to buy one. Something tells me that they will be WAY out of my Price range though. Funny how that is usually the case. Something that saves the earth is too expensive for most to use....so we keep paying the electric co. Still , a brilliant idea and beautiful application of it.
We must return to nature for signs of progress for off the grid and off fossil fuels, wonderful, when thinking outside the box produces perceptual shifts, and the AH AH moments. donkey.
Is the lamp for sale anywhere? I would love to know.
How much does this Tech COST ? ? Could it be cheap enough to Light Third World Countries ? ?
So, I was wondering if only one side of this hour glass is lit up?
That is SO cool! Must use a crystal on the bottom for the impacts to generate the electricity. Like a lighter, where the snap and hit against a crystal makes the arc that lights the lighter. I wonder if you could do the same thing with grains of steel, going through a coil?
Is this lamp for sale?