Energy Seed

IDSA

Energy Seed

Gold Award
Category:
Student Designs
Design: Sungwoo Park, Samsung Design Membership/Kookmin University (South Korea); Sunhee Kim, Chung-Ang University (South Korea)

Energy Seed is a collection bin for batteries that uses leftover power to light the attached LED street lamps. The design's aesthetic takes its cue from a flowering plant. When people deposit their batteries, it is like planting a seed that later, when it's dark, turns into a flower. It also encourages people to discard their batteries in a responsible manner.