Little Sun Kiosk | Olafur Eliasson
Olafur Eliasson’s and Frederik Ottesen’s ‘Little Sun’ is a solar cell lamp created to share light to the 1,6 billion people in the world who still have no access to electricity. The project is global in scope, is based on a model of social business. Under the the concept of ‘trade not aid’, Little Sun is sold in the western world at a price which allows the distribution of the lamp at an affordable price so that local resellers could profit from the sale. In this way, Little Sun supports the construction of small enterprises in these countries.
Little Sun is a project developed by the artist Olafur Eliasson and the engineer Frederik Ottesen. It was first presented at Tate Modern in occasion of the London 2012 Festival but also at Common Ground, and at the 13th Venice Biennial.