IKEA has partnered with the nonprofit social organization, Little Sun, to design two light fixtures for a new limited-time collection that explores the power of solar energy in home objects while bringing awareness to clean energy solutions.
The collection, SAMMANLÄNKAD, features two solar-powered LED lamps and is set to launch in select IKEA stores this month.
Internationally-renowned visual artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen founded Little Sun in 2012 with a mission to create and deliver clean energy solutions to communities without electricity. Their small, portable solar light, the Little Sun Lamp, has helped impact around 4.6 million lives, primarily in Africa.
The collaboration between Little Sun and IKEA makes the power of the sun tangible in a home setting through beautiful and purposeful design objects, while continuing the conversation about clean energy solutions.
The SAMMANLÄNKAD collection consists of an LED, solar-powered table lamp and a smaller, portable lamp designed for outdoor settings. Both lamps are equipped with solar panels and rechargeable batteries.
Inspired by the sun and the earth’s angle, the SAMMANLÄNKAD LED solar-powered table lamp is in the shape of a half-sphere and is designed to create the illusion of the shining sun by reflecting off a circular mirror. The light source is held by an adjustable and removable metal frame, so it can also be used as a pendant or flashlight. When charging by the sun isn’t possible, the table lamp can be charged by its USB-A and USB-C ports and its battery can be used to charge your mobile phone.
The second, smaller lamp draws inspiration from the portable design of the Little Sun Lamp. It features a bright white detachable shell and can fit in a backpack for easy transportation. It also comes connected to a yellow strap, so it can be held or hung while producing light or charging during the day.
Discover the IKEA x Little Sun SAMMANLÄNKAD collection here.