POWER FROM PLAY

Power from Play is a combined toy and luminaire made for kids living where access to electricity is unreliable. Power is generated by rotating the toy, leaving it completely independent of the power grid. The toy was developed during a project aimed to improve life for kids in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

Some of the identified issues were related to unreliable access to electricity, freely hanging cables, cramped spaces and dark alleys deriving from lacking infrastructure. The project aims to be a reliable source of light supporting kids in their daily activities like studying and finding their way. Power from Play questions the perception of electricity and encourages a more responsible energy consumption. Made with Sofie Håwi.