The bottle of Sunshine

Nicolas Vanier
CEA Grenoble
2011

Nicolas Vanier, tinhorn of modern times, created his Camp in the French Alps as a place to make people aware about their electricity consumption. By limiting the amount of electricity available, he expects travelers to think about their everyday consumption in real life. The bottle of sunshine uses the idea of water preciosity and becomes the only resource for the whole trip.

I designed this bottle to fit the context of sports, mountains and adventure. This object was inspired by alpine gourds and CO2 bottles. It is easy to carry or to slide into a bag and can be used standing or laying on its side. It can charge devices from the top with a USB plug. LEDs indicate to the user how much energy is left so they can make wise choices charging their devices.