If we are to transition to a world powered by renewable energy in the next decade, we need everyone to recognise the opportunity of solar energy. Sunlight is seemingly invisible, but solar energy allows us to make the invisible visible. The collaboration with IKEA supports our mission to raise awareness for energy access and reminds us that we have the potential to co-shape our world. – Olafur Eliasson, artist and co-founder of Little Sun
SAMMANLÄNKAD combines beauty, art, and design with solar technology. The design of the SAMMANLÄNKAD LED solar-powered table lamp is inspired by the sun and the earth’s angle and movement around it. The light source is in the shape of a half-sphere, which is enhanced through the reflection of a mirror to create a shining sun. The metal frame of the lamp holds the light source and is adjustable, allowing for versatile use as a pendant or table lamp. The light source can also be removed from the stand to be used as a flashlight. The smaller portable lamp offers practicality for outdoor settings. Coming with a yellow strap, it can be held and hung on a window or backpack during daylight hours for charging. Both lamps are equipped with solar panels and rechargeable batteries. The table lamp can also be charged through an outlet using its USB-A and USB-C ports, when not charged by the sun. With fully charged batteries, the lamp’s battery can also be used to boost the battery of your mobile phone.
With this collaboration, we wanted to spark a conversation around solar energy and put the power of the sun in the hands of the many people. Our shared belief is that the possibilities of thoughtful design lie in its ability to create awareness and make a difference. – James Futcher, Creative Leader at IKEA of Sweden
Design, beauty, and simplicity together make these products something that people will have in their lives, giving them the power to embrace the idea of solar energy powering our future. It’s only a small nudge that we can deliver, and many nudges are needed. But we are excited to see how much solar energy we can spread in the world. – Felix Hallwachs, Managing Director of Little Sun