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April 17, 2010

Gathering solar energy doesn't need to be a process sequestered to the roof. To demonstrate the varied uses of a new dye solar cell invented at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the EPFL+ECAL Lab asked four design schools around the world to create innovative applications for the cell. The resulting projects from students at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California; the Royal College of Art in London, England; the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland; and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France—which range from pendants to post boxes—are on display at the California College of the Arts April 16-24 as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition.

<i>O-li-o</i> by Kenny Hopper, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/even
O-li-o by Kenny Hopper, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Heliotone</i> by Emile Rosen, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-institut
Heliotone by Emile Rosen, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Insect Killer</i> by Ming Kyu Choi, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-in
Insect Killer by Ming Kyu Choi, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Solar Cloud</i> by Giuseppe Guerriero and Kai Malte Rover, students at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwel
Solar Cloud by Giuseppe Guerriero and Kai Malte Rover, students at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Sushi Sun</i> by Charlotte Talbot, Aurélie Minder, and Dimitri Bähler, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as p
Sushi Sun by Charlotte Talbot, Aurélie Minder, and Dimitri Bähler, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>N-47</i> by Christophe Machet and Enrique Illanez, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="
N-47 by Christophe Machet and Enrique Illanez, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Horn</i> by Guillian Graves, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwel
Horn by Guillian Graves, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>You've Got Mail</i> by Clare Hsu, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.co
You've Got Mail by Clare Hsu, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Summer Night's Dream</i> by Julia Roth and Véronique Baer, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <
Summer Night's Dream by Julia Roth and Véronique Baer, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Outdoor Clock</i> by Hye-Yeon Park, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-in
Outdoor Clock by Hye-Yeon Park, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Solcool</i> by Daniel Castro, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/ev
Solcool by Daniel Castro, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Mark</i> by Geen Woo Nam, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events
Mark by Geen Woo Nam, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Tip Tap</i> by Romain Jung, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell
Tip Tap by Romain Jung, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Solarwall</i> by Jenny Redd, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/eve
Solarwall by Jenny Redd, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Floating Chair</i> by Diana Chang, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.c
Floating Chair by Diana Chang, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Solar Balloon</i> by Seongyong Lee, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-in
Solar Balloon by Seongyong Lee, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Litepot</i> by Christophe Mazuyet and Laetitia Florin, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a hr
Litepot by Christophe Mazuyet and Laetitia Florin, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Source</i> by Marion Pinaffo, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwe
Source by Marion Pinaffo, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Solar Tile</i> by Jamie Tunnard, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-insti
Solar Tile by Jamie Tunnard, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Kusto</i> by Damien Ummel and thierry Didot, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http:/
Kusto by Damien Ummel and thierry Didot, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Hang</i> by Georges Moanack, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-institute
Hang by Georges Moanack, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Acedia</i> by Geoffroy Buthey and Vanessa Hordies, student at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="h
Acedia by Geoffroy Buthey and Vanessa Hordies, student at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Fragrant Memories</i> by , a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.
Fragrant Memories by , a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Garden Glow</i> by Emma Caselton, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-inst
Garden Glow by Emma Caselton, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Helio</i> by Léa Longis, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.co
Helio by Léa Longis, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Bubs</i> by Marc-Olivier Métrailler and Alban Sommer, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a hre
Bubs by Marc-Olivier Métrailler and Alban Sommer, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Electriflore</i> by Alexandre Kournwsky, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="htt
Electriflore by Alexandre Kournwsky, a student at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Faro</i> by Dirk Winkel, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/events/wattis-institute-pre
Faro by Dirk Winkel, a student at the Royal College of Art in London, England. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>Dress Smart, live cool</i> by Ismaël Studer and Virgile Thévoz, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of
Dress Smart, live cool by Ismaël Studer and Virgile Thévoz, students at the University of Art and Design Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.
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<i>O-li-o</i> by Kenny Hopper, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the <a href="http://www.dwell.com/even
O-li-o by Kenny Hopper, a student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. On display at the California College of the Arts's Wattis Institute galleries April 16-24, 2010, as part of the The Way Beyond Art: Sunny Memories exhibition. Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti & Daniela Droz.

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