SOLIGHT DESIGN ™ MAKES BEAUTIFULLY AND SUSTAINABLE HOME LIGHTING PRODUCTS THAT APPEAL TO THE DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS CONSUMER WHILE PROVIDING LIGHTS TO THOSE IN NEED.
Our company mission is to provide lights to those who need them most. There are over 1.6 billion people who have no access to electricity and clean sustainable lighting, something most of us take for granted.
To aid our mission, 10% of Solight-Design.com‘s online sales goes to supplying lights throughout the world through our NGO partners. These organizations work in developing regions to deliver lights to people in need.
Alice Min Soo Chun is a Co-Founder and CEO of Solight Design ™ and the inventor of the SolarPuff ™. Alice is aProfessor of Design and Material Culture at Parsons the New School for Design. She was formerly the Director of the Materials Resource Lab at the New School and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and at the University of Pennsylvania. After many years of research in integrating solar circuit panels with thin film substrates, she developed the first prototype for the solar inflatable light in 2009. When the Haiti earthquake happened, she turned her studio at Columbia University into an innovation studio for the developing solutions to help Haiti, and then the application of the solar inflatable light became the SolarPuff ™. She has built award-winning community outreach projects; her work has been published in the New York Times, Architectural Record, Dwell, and the Journal of Architectural Education. Her book entitled GROUND RULES in Humanitarian Design, published with Wiley Press in 2015, is about design principles for the long-term sustainability.