Solar Panel Desk Is Its Own Energy Source [Video]
Colored cells mimic photosynthesis to make the most of diffused light.
Solar panels aren’t only limited to the outside of our homes, as proven by Marjan van Aubel once before. Now the Dutch designer has turned her attention to furniture, more specifically a table embedded with a solar panel that is part work surface, and part phone charger.
The Current Table features a clear orange glass table top, equipped with two USB charging points, that rests on triangular trestle legs. Each port is fitted with four solar cells, which means it should take about two hours for the table to fully charge a battery. “While you read a book or write emails, you can use your table to charge your iPad or mobile phone,” said Aubel.