by J.P.Meulendijks in New Design on Monday 18 February 2013

An article in a Dutch Newspaper stating that the use of electronic gadgets alone is responsible for the forthcoming creation of an extra 30 power plants in the very near future, made Michiel van der Kley decide to do something extra as a designer. Having designed furniture for 20 years, he wanted to design things that not only look cool but might be meaningful as well. The Wheeler is an attempt to bring together energy and activity. When you exercise for half an hour, you produce enough energy to power your device: you work on your health, you do not use any fossil fuel while doing it, and on top of it all, you are independent. Bam!