This IKEA Kitchen Table Wirelessly Charges Your Phone Using Heat From a Saucepan

Only one of many ways to a sustainable future.

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Only launched just recently, IKEA’s Space10 innovation lab — in partnership with the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) — is already pushing out products that might realistically shift out lifestyles towards more sustainable territory. One such product is Heat Harvest, which aims to harness wasted heat energy exuded by hot household objects such as kitchenware and electronic devices, and convert it into usable electricity. Conceived by CIID students Sergey Komardenkov and Vihanga Gore during a two-week workshop, Heat Harvest uses heat harvesting pads that can either be integrated into tabletops or as standalone objects that uses principles of thermoelectricity to provide electricity to charge your devices wirelessly. Other designs from Space10 include a device that automatically opens your windows to regulate the energy consumption and indoor atmosphere of your house, as well as a piece of artwork that warns you when you take too long in the shower. Find out more here.

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