Karlijn Hoorneman

Department: Man and Leisure


Do you know how much energy you use on an average day? This ‘Powerplant’, developed voor e-on, tells you the score by letting its flower bloom or close up. Through wireless communication with your meter it reacts to the power that is used. Turn on the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine and your coffee grinder at the same time and see it shrivel. But before doing so, this solar-powered plant wiggles its pot for a moment, which gives you the chance to turn a few devices off and make it flourish again. Take good care of this smart houseplant and develop an energy saving lifestyle.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Lisa Klappe