MoMA
Samuel Cabot Cochran, Benjamin Wheeler Howes, SMIT Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology, LLC. GROW (Prototype). 2005
Not on view
Medium
Thin film photovoltaics, piezoelectric generators, screen printed conductive ink encapsulated in ETFE fluoropolymer lamination, stainless steel, nylon, neoprene rubber, copper wire, and aluminum
Dimensions
192 x 96" (487.7 x 243.8 cm)
Credit
Gift of Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis
Object number
433.2008

GROW, a hybrid-energy delivery device, was inspired by ivy. Its “leaves” are flexible photovoltaic panels that generate solar power; their fluttering generates wind power. The designers have utilized recycled and reclaimed materials wherever possible, and, at the end of GROW’s lifespan, sustainable methods of recycling and reclamation will minimize its environmental footprint.

Gallery label from Applied Design, March 2, 2013–January 31, 2014
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