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Technical Specification Little Sun Original

Technical Specification Little Sun Charge

Little Sun Founders Bio

Little Sun Milestones

Little Sun Testimonials

Olafur Eliasson Statement on Little Sun

Little Sun Facts and FAQs

Little Sun Product Overview


Little Sun General Info

Technische Daten Little Sun Original

Technischen Daten Little Sun Charge

Little Sun Gründer Bio

Little Sun Meilensteine


Présentation succinte de Little Sun

Spécifications techniques Little Sun Original

Spécifications techniques Little Sun Charge

Bio des fondateurs de Little Sun

Temps forts de Little Sun


Little Sun Original in Berlin
© Studio Olafur Eliasson
Little Sun Original in Ethiopia
© Michael Tsegaye
Little Sun in Golden Gate Park, SF CA, United States
© Gustavo Huber
Little Sun Original and Charge on the go
© Little Sun
Happy couple with Little Sun Original in Ethiopia
© Mihret Kebede
Little Sun brings happiness
© Little Sun
Kids discovering the Little Sun Original in Davis, United States
© The Davis Enterprise
Little girl playing with Little Sun Original in Ethiopia
© Merklit Mersha

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We are all #ConnectedByTheSun
Little Sun Chain at Ice Watch
Louisiana Blackouts
Your Light Movement
Connect to the sun
Little Sun at Tate Modern

TV Appearances

Artist is Making Solar Lanterns for Kids Without Electricity- Mashable (March 2018)
Little Suns for Everyone – Solar Lamp Project in Tanzania
Little Sun – a solar solution; Deutsche Welle visits Little Sun in Zimbabwe (May 2016)
KfW Award GründerChampion, Sonderpreis Little Sun (November 2015)
Mehr Licht! Der Künstler Olafur Eliasson will Afrika erhellen: Kulturplatz, (Jan 2015)
Little sun – L’idée de l’année (2/10) – ARTE Creative (French subtitles, May 2014)

Year in Pictures

Best of 2021
Best of 2020
Best of 2019
Best of 2018
Best of 2017
Best of 2016
Best of 2015
Best of 2014
Best of 2013
Best of 2012

Press Releases




17 December 2019: Social business Little Sun reaches a milestone by successfully delivering one million solar lamps worldwide

August 5, 2019: Little Sun x Scribit: The world’s largest mosaic is about to enter your home

June 4, 2019: SAMMANLÄNKAD: IKEA and Little Sun develop helpful solar gadgets for everyday use

March 6, 2019: 20 million additional study hours for school children in Rwanda: Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Foundation increases access to education with solar energy

February 8, 2019: Design with an impact: Olafur Eliasson’s social business Little Sun shines a light on sustainability at Ambiente 2019


November 28, 2018: Medical care powered by the sun: Solar power to support healthcare and safer deliveries in Zanzibar, Tanzania

August 8, 2018: Virgil Abloh, Naomi Campbell, and others raise awareness for Little Sun’s mission at CIFF SS19

July 2018: Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts collaborates with Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project and Nate Koch for August 3rd Solar Nightwalk on Governors Island

Juin 2018: L’entreprise sociale Little Sun lauréate du Concours d’innovation pour l’accès à l’énergie au Sénégal initié par le PNUD

June 18, 2018: Little Sun wins Best Social Enterprise Act at the 2018 Billion Acts Hero Awards

June 7, 2018: Social business Little Sun launches sustainable living collaboration with IKEA to raise awareness for energy access for all

February 8, 2018: Design with a purpose: Olafur Eliasson’s social business Little Sun sheds a light on sustainability at Ambiente 2018


Februar 2017: Design für den guten Zweck: Olafur Eliassons Social Business Little Sun erleuchtet Ambiente 2018

September 1, 2017: New solar lamp by Olafur Eliasson shines a light on the need for energy access

June 6, 2017:  Santa Shoebox project distributes 1395 Little Sun solar lamps to children in South Africa

May 30, 2017: New reports: the socio-economic impact of solar lamps on refugees and students

February 8, 2017: The power of solar: saving lives with digital health in Tanzania

February 2017: Who said design can’t change the world?

Februar 2017: Das Social Business Little Sun von Künstler Olafur Eliasson erleuchtet die Welt mit Solarlampen im handlichen Format


November 7, 2016: Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun shines a light on Climate Change at COP22 opening in Marrakesh

7 Novembre 2016 : Little Sun illumine la cérémonie d’ouverture de la COP22 à Marrakech

Novembre 2016 : De la lumière pour tous – Little Sun s’associe à Santa Shoebox

November 2016: Little Sun teams up with non-profit Santa Shoebox Project

Aug 2016: Can design change the world? Olafur Eliasson’s social business Little Sun will show you how at NY Now

May 2016: Little Sun launches its solar charger

Feb 2016: Little Sun Charge launch at Ambiente

Feb 2016: Little Sun auf der Ambiente


Dec 2015: Little Sun Little Solutions Campaign

Sep 2015: Little Sun Charge Olafur Eliasson’s solar charger Triples Crowdfunding Goal

Sep 2015: Olafur Eliasson and Little Sun Launch a Major Crowdfunding Campaign

Sep 2015: Olafur Eliasson startet mit dem Solarunternehmen Little Sun Crowdfunding-Kampagne auf Kickstarter Deutschland

June 2015: Little Sun partners with Strategic Energy to launch in Tanzania, backed by SunFunder

June 2015: Little Sun wins at Europe’s Biggest Environmental Technology Awards

May 2015: Social business Little Sun confirmed as a Certified B Corp