Blending Form, Function – and the Future

​​Blending Form, Function – and the Future

Art, design, and engineering intersect in Dandelion, a solar-powered light sculpture created by NTU in 2015. The futuristic light sculpture is a collaboration between the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@AN), and the NTU Museum. Visually appealing, cost-effective, and functional, the Dandelion supplies its own energy needs. Each of the 59 self- lighting seeds is installed with 12 solar panels and contains a self-sustaining power generating unit. With its large battery capacity, the lamp can last up to three days in cloudy weather. The first full- scale prototype of the Dandelion which draws design inspiration from the flower, is located outside NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media.

Benefits:
  • Decorative and functional
  • Self-sufficient; saves energy
Moving Forward:

The Dandelion marks the potential for interdisciplinary teams in NTU to produce visually appealing energy-generating art pieces around the campus. Your contribution will help foster more functional and creative collaborations between the fields of design, technology, art, and science.​​

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