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 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 senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.