Friday, September 21, 2007

elena corchero: wearable solar: "we will become silhouettes"

My lovely discovery from Re: design: Wearable solar garments are finally becoming gorgeous thanks to Elena Corchero. Her collection of solar garments and accessories, "We Will Become Silhouettes" explores delicate ways of incorporating organic solar cells into textiles in where technology meets tradition. The pieces charge while being used outdoors during the day. When brought indoors in the evening they transform into a decorative ambient light display for the home, powered only by energy stored earlier. Electronic components like solar cells, resistors, and LEDs are integrated directly into the textile and wired together into working circuits using conductive thread. The garments blend this new technology with elaborate embroidery embellishments, ornate collars, luxurious fans, and feminine parasols. Her collection is a smart response to the sporty wearable technology designs currently on the market. View more of her designs at her website Lost Values.

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