“Current Table one of the top picks across all nominations Design of the Year”
Current table is not only a table, it also functions as a source of energy. The table is gathering energy from its environment to charge your appliances.
The table’s surface is made of Dye Sensitised Solar Cells, using the properties of colour to create electrical current. The technique is based on the photosynthesis in plants. Similarly to green chlorophyll absorbing light, the colours in the table harness energy. You can plug in your devices through integrated USB ports on the side of the table.
This is an impression of a research trip to the island of Stromboli by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel.
Foaming Wood is an investigation of wood shavings combined with a bioresin
Foaming expanding porcelain
At Caventou, we are redefining solar technology by rethinking our relationship with energy and the objects that use it.