Residential Wind Turbine by Philippe Starck

residential wind turbine

residential wind turbine

Just when you thought going green was not chic, think again.  Contemporary French designer, Philippe Starck, recently released the design of one of a residential wind turbine.

Having come to the realization, at the end of his career, that most of the objects he designed were, ‘unnecessary’, and mainly was a ‘producer of materiality’.

Perhaps, this was his impetus to design an object, that would contribute to humanity on a different, more poignant scale.

The wind turbine will be able to produce between twenty to sixty percent of the power necessary to power a standard sized home – for a mere $600.  The, unconventionally designed, renewable resource will be available in stainless steel,  signal orange,  and even transparent.  Look for it, come Septmeber 2009!


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