Electree is a modern sculpture imitating a bonsai, the leaves of which are small photovoltaic panels.
It allows to recharge your mobile devices without using any other energy than light.
Usage is strictly limited to indoors.
Electree is delivered in modules which you assemble to create your own tree. This method makes it possible to produce an infinity of different shapes. You can model it according to your wishes and at the same time optimize the orientation of the photovoltaic cells and thus increase its effectiveness.
The structure is equipped with 27 cells, for a bulk height of roughly 40cm.
Energy produced by the panels during daylight is stored in a base hidden battery. Once charged, this accumulator feeds a USB port.
When 95-year-old Alice Wright planted a young live oak in front of her home in Houston 50 years ago, nursing the feeble sapling into a towering tree, she had expected perhaps only to be rewarded with the coolness of its shade against the scorching Texas sun. Little could she have known then, however, that half-a-century later that mighty oak would actually play a critical role in saving her life.
Color is a powerful stimulant, a means of altering perception and defining space and time. Blue is a color that is not naturally identified with trees and suggests that something unusual, something out of the ordinary is happening. In nature, color is used both as a means of protection and as a mechanism to attract. The Blue Trees is an attempt to elicit a similar response from viewers and inspire conversation and action around deforestation issues.