Solar Is the Contemporary Hearth of Today

We love everything about this new object designed by Jean Marie Massaud for Foscarini, including that it can play multiple roles in your favorite outdoor setting. As we learn to utilize our outdoor living areas in multiple ways during all seasons of the year, Solar can act as our “contemporary hearth” around which to gather. Not only does it act as an illuminated light source, Solar can also be utilized as a small table to hold drinks, snacks and other elements of entertaining. Its minimal aesthetic and ability to tilt gives us a taste of just how nice Solar would look in our personal outdoor space, and how much personality it brings along with it!

solar lights outdoors

solar lights outdoors

solar light outdoors

solar lights outdoors

Photo: Andrea Ferrari

solar lights outdoors

Photo: Tommaso Sartori

solar light in motion

solar light

solar light surface

solar light surface detail

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Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.