Diffus Design, Eclipse, 2011-2013

Diffus Design, a Copenhagen design firm founded by Michel Guglielmi and Hanne-Louise Johannesen, combines traditional and codified production processes to create ‘soft’ technologies with complex materials. Eclipse utilizes embroidered solar sequins made of photovoltaic material and monocrystalline silicon to harvest enough sunlight to charge a mobile device or light up the purse’s interior in the evening via its lithium ion battery.

Eclipse – The Solar Handbag is designed and developed by Diffus Design (DK) in a collaboration with the embroidery company Forster Rohner AG (CH), Die Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs (CH) and Alexandra Institute (DK).


Solar Cells embroidered purse, Lithium-ion battery
Lent by Diffus Design

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