When does it happen?
That’s a question the company behind Lavender Flower has been trying to answer for years.
“We’ve been working on it for about a year and a half now, and we’ve been able to nail it,” the company’s founder, Emily Hynes, told the ABC.
“It’s the first time that we’ve really been able, from a science point of view, to actually produce the flowers we want.”
Hynes said the company had spent $3.5 million over the past year developing a prototype flower that could generate power for lighting fixtures.
“There’s a really big gap in our market right now, there’s just no market at all,” she said.
“So we really thought we had to be able to make something that would be useful for the everyday consumer.”
The flower would have three parts: a flower drum, a battery and a generator.
The flower’s three parts would produce energy to light the bulbs in the fixture.
Lavender flower The flower itself would look like a white orchid, but Hynes told the company that they had come up with a more realistic design.
“The one thing that really separates the design is the stem, it’s about 20 centimetres long,” she explained.
“What we’re doing is trying to create a more complex structure, to create something that’s really, really complicated and to do that we need a lot of detail.” “
Lavender has been produced in stages, with the first batch in the US set to be launched next month. “
What we’re doing is trying to create a more complex structure, to create something that’s really, really complicated and to do that we need a lot of detail.”
Lavender has been produced in stages, with the first batch in the US set to be launched next month.
Hynes is currently in the UK, where she is working with her husband and his team to get the flower ready for international distribution.
“A lot of people have asked us if we want to make it available in Australia and so we’ve just been getting in touch with them,” she added.
Hinksons husband, Steve, said the first US shipment would be a “small, cheap” quantity.
“When it comes to making a product that you’re going to sell in bulk, it can be a bit expensive to make and to ship it out to Australia,” he said.
He said it would be cheaper to ship the first crop to Australia and then take the first wave to Europe.
Halesons husband has also set up a fund for Lavender to raise the funds needed to get it to the next stage.