Don't leave home without the handy SolarPuff, a compact, durable, light, foldable and solar-powered lamp that brightens any situation from a power outage to a romantic night walk on the beach. This solar puff lamp charges in 8 hours in bright sunlight, emits 8-12 hours of light. Water-resistant. 4.5"cube.
Why We Chose This
The soft SolarPuff harnesses the energy of the sun to provide five luminous panels of light instead of a single beam or flame. In doing so it challenges us to expand our ideas of what an electricity-free light source can look and feel like. SolarPuff's manufacturer was inspired to help people who live with little or no electricity (more than 1 billion worldwide) or are recovering from environmental crises. The light has proven to be a literal lifesaver for many Syrian refugees, providing clean, safe light and reducing crime in camps. Ten percent of proceeds go toward providing light sources for people who need them most.
Function plays a large role in defining good design. When designers look at an object, they don't just consider its aesthetic appearance—they should also challenge it to be more versatile, to respond to the user's need, or to achieve its purpose more elegantly. Good design has the capacity to solve problems that sometimes we didn't even know we had. This is one of the ways design touches and enriches our everyday life.