The (Little) Sun King of Versailles

“With Olafur Eliasson, stars collide, the horizon slips away, and our perception blurs. The man who plays with light will make the contours of the Sun-King’s palace dance,” says Catherine Pegard, President of the Château de Versailles. This summer, Olafur Eliasson has been chosen to exhibit at the Palace of Versailles, France. His exhibition follows on […]

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So much sun in Scandinavia

Little Sun has been shining bright in Scandinavia and Iceland since its inception – thanks to our passionate Little Sun following up north, our amazing retailers and of course the Danish-Icelandic heritage of our founder Olafur. Over the years, we’ve created Blackouts at one of the world’s most interesting art museums, Louisiana (Denmark), we’ve opened pop-up shops […]

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“The Bright Night” Project

In October 2015, Johannesburg based creative couple Leigh-Anne and Ross Drakes teamed up with Little Sun in South Africa. Together with Susanne Ewenstein from Little Sun, they created the “The Bright Night Project,” an exhibition that showcased the work of 23 of South Africa’s most talented photographers and illustrators. The exhibition was staged entirely in […]

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Little Sun Garden at Roppongi Art Night

A beautiful Little Sun Garden was in full bloom at Roppongi Art Night in Japan on 25–26 April 2015. Launched in 2009, Roppongi Art Night is a one-night, all-night, art extravaganza that celebrates the enjoyment of art in everyday living, and serves as a trailblazing model for local initiatives in the Japanese capital. Staged in […]

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“Little Sun Blackouts” at Louisiana Museum

Every Saturday in December of 2014, Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art invited children and their parents to experience a Little Sun Blackout – where they got to explore Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Riverbed’ exhibition in complete darkness, with only the light of their Little Sun solar lamps to guide them! Says Louise Hauerberg, Head of Boernehuset […]

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Olafur Eliasson’s McDermott Award Residency at MIT

In March 2014 artist and Little Sun founder Olafur Eliasson kicked off his exciting 2014 Eugene McDermott Award residency at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For the next three days, Eliasson collaborated with MIT students on the Little Sun lamp and project — as well as conducted a series of labs and public lectures. Also […]

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Little Sun at Millerntor Gallery in St. Pauli, Hamburg

Little Sun was invited to participate in the fourth edition of the social art and music festival MILLERNTOR GALLERY (29-31 May 2014). Established by Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V., an NGO campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide, MILLERNTOR GALLERY focused on street art and graffiti, music, social business, and social engagement. It was […]

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“#AbsolutLittleSun” Bar at Coachella Festival

In April 2014, Little Sun spent a wonderful two weekends in the California desert sun! At the famous Coachella music festival, Little Sun partnered with Absolut to bring festival goers a unique interactive experience that raised awareness about solar energy access for all – the #AbsolutLittleSun Bar! Located right next to the biggest music stage, […]

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Little Sun at MoMA

To coincide with Little Sun’s feature on the cover of MoMA Design Store’s Spring Catalogue, MoMA Design Store New York City at 11 West 53rd Street filled its windows with a brilliant Little Sun display from 25 March–20 April 2014. The eye-catching window design featured custom-made Little Sun wall that introduced passersby to the Little […]

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