WING was one of the top nominees in the Home category for the Index 2007 “Design to Improve Life” awards. The WING concept design for a personal windmill is created by the Croation designers Mladen Orešić and Ines Vlahović.
Functionallity and use of design:
When we turn windmill to the wind, a small generator suited in the central bowl turns the mechanical energy of the wind into electrical energy sufficient to satisfy elementary human needs (mobile phone, laptop, light, portable fridge…)…The original intention was that Wing should provide el. energy when there is no other source ( on the beach, in the mountains, when we are camping far away from civilization, on the boat…), but at the same time as a secondary source of electricity in our flats.
Read more about the WING concept at the Index 2007 website.
(Via Tech Digest)