Designer Rochus Jacob refused to believe that you can't change the world while sitting down. So he designed a rocking chair that harnesses it's own kinetic energy.
If you like curling up with a good book after the sun sets, Jacob's Murakami Chair will allow you to experience the production and consumption of electricity in a gentle and rewarding way, while also illuminating the page in front of you.
Advanced nano-dynamo technology is built in to the skids of the chair and uses energy generated from the rocking motion to power the ultra-efficient OLED reading lamp that's part of the frame. During daylight the energy gets stored in a battery pack to be used later.
In the designer's words: "The construction of the flat and bendable organic light emitting diodes allows new form factors such as using the traditional shape of a lamp but instead of having a light bulb the lampshade himself turns out to be the light source. To have a drastic reduction of consumption the big challenge will be to make consuming less feel like getting more."
According to the Department of Energy reports that residential lighting accounts for up to to 25 percent of the average American's utility bill. If you're the kind of person that's too lazy to get up and turn the light off, the Murakami Chair might be just what you need.