Welcome to the future: Glowing trees by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde
We loved the idea of glow-in-the-dark ice cream, using jellyfish proteins. But now we could be in for some other glow-in-the-dark objects. Like trees. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is exploring ways of ‘using the bio-luminescent qualities of jellyfish and mushrooms to create glow-in-the-dark trees that could replace street lights’.
What a neat idea. You might recognize Roosegaarde from other incredible projects, such as Intimacy (where high-tech fashion becomes transparent based on personal interactions) and Smart Highway, which have more interactive and sustainable elements than regular highways. But glowing trees? We’ll see if this idea becomes a reality in the years to come. Personally, I’d love a glow-in-the-dark tree. Especially a glow-in-the-dark tree that produces glow-in-the-dark fruit that ended up as glow-in-the-dark compost.