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TEDxBrainport 2012 - Michiel van der Kley - The most convenient energy supplier: you!

TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureHow does a furniture designer become an energy producer? Michiel van der started out making furniture that looked good. He then wondered if he could also make it functional, so he designed a workstation. But he stil wanted more, he wanted to design something that was also meaningful. Working with TNO he created a workstation that not only looks good, but also allows users to power their own devices. It brings together energy and activity, letting you work and exercise at the same time.About Michiel van der KleyMichiel van der Kley [1962, the Hague] designs furniture. His designs are being produced by furniture companies in Holland and abroad, like Artifort, Arco, van Esch and Softline. After having won a contest of local Nepalese paper producing companies in 2007, his attitude towards producing stuff for the sake of stuff changes. He tries to make changes in his own work. From a designer that just wants to design beautiful stuff, he is trying to design things that solve problems. Environmentally or Energy wise.From 2007 on he is working on ways, ideas and products that can produce energy.About TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureThere are many challenges in the world today. Hunger and disease continue to affect large parts of the developing world. Financial instability is halting progress in developed countries. We're running out of resources and changing the natural world in ways we don't totally understand. How can we make a better future? Discover the next big bordering-on-crazy ideas for humanity at TEDxBrainport 2012. Energy - Can we power our planet? About TEDx.TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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