Miss Nightingale Sustainable innovation at Salone del Mobile in Milan

With Miss Nightingale Annet van Egmond causes a small revolution in the world of lighting. This stylish high-tech candleholder combines LED-lighting and solar energy with high quality industrial design and sustainable composition. A successful designer of light sculptures for over thirty years, Van Egmond now shines a new light on solar energy.

Miss Nightingale will be launched internationally during the Salone del Mobile in Milan (April 9th – April 14th). Nicole Uniquole, curator of Masterly – the Dutch in Milano, calls designer Annet van Egmond an asset to the Dutch Pavilion. The Salone was chosen as this year Euroluce takes place simultaneously. This International Lighting Exhibition is the most forward-looking trade fair for lighting design, with a great deal of attention being paid to sustainable design and energy efficiency.

High-tech Candleholder
Together with a team of smart engineers Van Egmond spent three years developing the innovative candleholder Miss Nightingale. Solar energy and LED-lighting may not be new, but the way in which they have been applied here certainly is. A combination of factors makes this lamp unique. Applying advanced technology optimises use. Miss Nightingale has a long burning capacity of 60 hours and comes with lenses in four lighting intensities. The solar cells are so powerful that they charge quickly. Energy use is minimal and by optimising the battery it is barely burdened. In addition the lamp has been made from sustainable components, such as recycled plastic.

The portable lantern is a resourceful item in places where electrical light is not available. Ideal for travellers (on boats, camp sides or the beach) or at home. The candleholder is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, easy to carry and rain proof. Available in white, matt black, transparent plastic and nickel.

Sustainable Mission
As a designer Annet van Egmond aims to contribute to raising awareness concerning sustainability and a better relationship with nature. She is committed to women, especially in Africa, hence the word “Miss” in the name of the product and the company. Part of the proceeds of Miss Nightingale is donated to the World Nature Fund and the South African Wildlife College. Annet van Egmond became well known under the name Brand van Egmond, the label that she founded thirty years ago with her ex-partner. In 2011 she founded Annet van Egmond Studio. With Miss Solar Light (2018) she focuses on sustainable lighting and conscious entrepreneurship.

Nor for publication:
For more information: Annet van Egmond – Miss Solar Light – 0031 6 51 25 53 36
Miss Nightingale is available in stores in the Netherlands and through the website www.misssolarlight.com