At Maison & Objet this week, Lexon announced its new range of renewably-powered small appliances, encased in corn bio-plastic with bamboo trim (and not at all shy about it's eco-chic aesthetic). The collection, designed by Elium Studio, the brains behind Lexon's all foam radio from 2007 and the waterproof Tykho radio from 1998, refines the finish qualities of bio-plastic, pairing its matte, unchanging finish with the "artisan touch" and "elegant patina" of bamboo.
The press release includes only the cute crank-up radio pictured top (which you can plug an iPod into, by the way), but I dug around a little bit on Lexon's site and found pictures/renderings of the rest, including a cell-phone-like pocket flashlight, calculator, wall clock and travel clock, all powered by the sun.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.