Remember those awesome collapsible work/eat/sleep stations designed by Atelier OPA? Well their latest creation, this wind-powered lantern known as mawaridoro, is pretty amazing. They’ve basically taken the concept of the wind turbine and applied it to a lamp shade. As simple as that sounds, this was actually a huge breakthrough because previous designs required a separate power-generator whereas this one integrates it into the light shade.
The lantern was on display at a german furniture fair just last month.
I guess the kicker will be how much this thing actually costs (I wasn’t able to locate a price anywhere). But I just got a rad glimpse of the future, in which all streetlights are powered by this thing!