Giovi Lamp / Redesign Achille Castiglioni lamp
Master in Interaction Design 2010
Domus Academy / Milan, Italy
Conceptually, the Giovi lamp has two modes: The first being the simple lamp mode, and the second being the city mode. The lamp mode operates as a simple lamp whose brightness and color can be changed with hand gestures. For changing the brightness, the user has to squeeze or expand the light. So, as the person moves his both hands closer to or further from the lamp, the brightness of the lamp is decreased or increased. This way, the control gives you the feeling of physically controlling the light. The user can change the light color while turning a hand in a circle around the lamp. This is natural in the sense of turning a color wheel.
The second mode is used to show real-time the current sunshine of a city. Same gestures exist, but they have slightly different outcomes. Through changing the color temperature with radial hand movement, the user is changing the city that the lamp is displaying. For orientation, the name of this city appears only for some seconds on a LED screen that shines through the blind of the lamp. All displayed colors result from real sunlight in the current city. The color wheel of the RGB LED inside the lamp includes only colors between white, yellow, orange, red and blue. Brightness can again be adjusted, but it doesn’t correspond to a change in city.
See here a video of the design process:
Project Leader: Innocenzo Rifino, Massimo Banzi
Project Assitants: Patrizia Cacciapuoti, Renzo Giusti
Team: Jessica Bala, Tamer Aslan, Juan Pablo Giraldo
Project in collaboration with Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni
Music by: Ladytron - CMYK