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The Murakami Chair Uses Kinetic Energy to Power Light

 - Oct 17, 2009   Updated: Aug 8 2011
The Murakami chair collects energy from all the rocking throughout the day and stores it in an attached battery pack. Then, it uses that stored energy to power the lamp at night.

Self-sufficient and perfect for Grandma, this newfangled front porch contraption is as refreshing as a sweet tea on a summer night in Savannah. Damn, that was country. Anyway, check out more of the Rochus Jacob-designed Murakami chair at the attached link.

Implications - The green movement is slowly gaining momentum in contemporary society, and businesses would be wise to offer products that are efficient and eco-friendly. Products that help to reduce one's carbon footprint will attract a broad consumer base and improve the health of the planet.