Sisters and Philux business partners Stephanie Kienle Gonzalez (COO) and Jessica Kienle Maxwell (head designer) immediately got to work on designing the interiors of what would soon become known as the Green Mobile Home.
Using sustainably grown Acacia wood and green upholstery to pay homage to earthy, natural elements, the restored vintage VW Kombi van is now ready to begin its adventure.
In line with its mission to promote clean energy, the van utilizes 600 watts of Green Heat solar panels installed on its roof to power it. In addition, the lights are LEDs by LS, while its power sockets by Mainline Power are fire safe.
Liter of Light made headlines for its ingenious use of old plastic bottles by filling them with water and bleach and then installing them on rooftops, thereby refracting sunlight during the daytime. The Foundation has already lit some 850,000 homes and counting, across poor communities throughout the Philippines.
Philux is a homegrown furniture manufacturer and retailer. Since its founding in 1980, the company has been creating quality furniture pieces using traditional techniques and modern Filipino craftsmanship.
The brand currently has five showrooms in Metro Manila located at Rockwell, the LRI Design Plaza, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, and Shangri-La at The Fort.
The Green Mobile Home was recently exhibited at the Manila FAME, which was held from October 20 to 22, and will soon be making its round of exhibits before finally traveling throughout the Philippines with the goal of educating more and more Filipinos on the benefits of sustainable energy.
True to its vision of ending energy poverty one bottle at a time, the Green Mobile Home will serve as a hub for solar energy workshops in provinces, showcasing recycled plastic bottles that are solar powered.
For more information, please visit http://www.literoflight.org and https://philux.ph/.
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