Designer Jesper Jonsson came up with this beautiful photovoltaic powered portable canvas lantern as part of his BFA Thesis at Växjö University. The lantern fold up into a complact square that can easily be stowed away to taken on the go.
A simple twist and pull opens it up into an illuminated canvas cube. There's a strap on the top that attaches with magnets, either as a loop or as a handle to make it easy to hang whether in the open or closed position. It's a good blend of aesthetics and utility, and while it would make a great fixture on a patio, Jesper envisions the portability of the lamp to empower people get outside more...
"It is designed to provide mood lighting in an outdoors environment, to let us continue social activities outside when it gets dark. For example on the balcony, on a boat, or hang it on your bikes handlebar when having a picnic."
For me this would be perfect for camping. Leave it hanging on a branch in the sun all day and use it as lighting in your tent or around the camp site. There is no word yet on when the Soul Cell will be available on the market, but Jesper says he's working on it. We'll enlighten you as soon as we hear anything.
via David Raport