Solar Vintage Design by Elena Corchero

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This collection of fine accessories exploring ways to incorporate the solar cells into textiles in which technology meets tradition. Decorative accessories such as handheld fans and dress are charged when used outdoors in daylight. When brought indoors in the afternoon they turned into a decorative ambient light display for the home, powered only by energy stored earlier. Solar vintage collection explores the mobile power from the perspective of haute couture. Energy can be captured passively with environment-friendly way while the user moves outside of everyday life and at a distance from traditional resources. Electronic components such as solar cells, resistors and LED integrated directly into the antique and hands-decorated fabrics and using conductive thread wired together into working circuits. Embroidery motifs and organic prints recall endangered birds. Material used in each piece is selected with environmental sensitivity in mind. For example, support structures and yarn are cellulose-based (thin wood and viscose), and electronic components are free of hazardous materials. [Via]

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