ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne
ECAL, the University of art and design Lausanne, explored the new prospects offered by dye solar cells under the supervision of Jörg Boner.
About 30 students in their second year of industrial design worked in groups of two or three to carry out their projects. The students were given total freedom to come up with themes and therefore produced a great variety of objects. The charger enabling homeless people to recharge a small radio on the street, the woven cushion, the hat and scarf demonstrate the diverse textures in which solar cells can be dressed, while a fruit bowl suggests a fundamentally new way of positioning solar cells.