The WindUp Chair by Pega D&E Harness Physical Exertion for Energy

 - Apr 24, 2013
References: pegadesign & neatorama
The WindUp Chair is an adorable seat that does more than put smiles on people's faces. The bright red crank on the back of the chair is not just there for looks. Instead, people can use it to charge their cellphones. Essentially, all they need to do is plug their phone into the WindUp Chair, turn the crank and take a seat to relax while their device gets juiced up.

Designed by Pega D&E, a firm based in Taiwan, the WindUp Chair recently debuted at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair. Inspired by clockwork, the WindUp Chair uses physical exertion (however minor) to power an electronic device. The look of the seat is finished with red-capped legs.