The solar lamp Nomad by Belgian designer Alain Gilles is chosen as the best designed Flemish product of 2012. Each year Design Flanders selects the best designed products for their Henry van de Velde Labels. The public is invited to choose a winner out of these.
The Brussels based designer Alain Gilles, who's also elected as Belgian Designer of the Year 2012, created Nomad together with the company O'Sun. This solar lamp needs to bring light to people who don't have access to electricity or who are in an emergency situation. Thanks to a solar panel the lamp is charged. Although it can also be charged with an AC adapter or a vehicle's cigar lighter.
The lamp can be used by almost everyone, thanks to it's aesthetic look and multifunctional approach. When fully charged, it's giving light for more than six hours. Thanks to the use of led-lights, it's also ecologically friendly.
Out of 123 products, the jury of the Henry van de Velde Labels selected seven laureates. They can use the Henry van de Velde Label as a quality mark. The list of products of 2012: