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Monday materials mind candy: Photosensor LED ‘morning glories’ concept at Milan show

Via Fast Company, artist-designer Wendy Legro’s concept for a mechanical/electronic LED “morning glory,” one-at-a-time or in an array, displayed at the Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition at Milan Design Week 2010:

[Legro] wants to reintroduce the sun’s natural source of light back into our lives. ‘morning glory’ consists of mechanical flowers which are triggered by a light sensor. by day, the flowers are closed, allowing the sun to shine in, and after sunset they open up and radiate light as they begin to cover the window.