Project exhibited during Milan Design Week 2018 - DesignXDesigners, Politecnico di Milano
Light cellar was originated from the analysis of an existing iconic design object: Spargisale Spargipepe by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi in 1978. The goal was to transform an iconic product into a new one, keeping the shape and lines recognizable. The result is an induction powered bedside lamp, which can be switched on and off just by rotating the cap upside down. The product represents at the same time a tribute to another iconic Italian design piece: the Taccia lamp by Castiglioni for Flos, in 1962.
The product is composed of three main parts: the head, the main body, and the base. The idea is that the three can be handled independently, without any wire to connect them. The head would be the source of the light, with its metal lampshade able to rotate onto the body in order to switch it on and off and orientate the light, thanks to a magnet located inside and to an induction energy transmission system.