These wireless lamps revolutionize the lighting
Davide Groppi’s wireless lamps are revolutionizing lighting with a sleek, portable design that focuses on functionality, not looks. For the designer, portability has become the main feature he has retained throughout the series of works.
To create a light that a user could take anywhere, Groppi had to work with a minimalist aesthetic, while LED was another obvious part of the equation to make portable lamps work.
However, functionality was not the designer’s only goal. He also wanted to combine it with a different kind of beauty – music. So Popup got its loudspeaker function, which makes it a perfect dining table, although the higher version called Tetatet offers a wider range of lighting.
From here, the designer realizes his goal easier. He gives the picnic light a lid-like shape that takes the user to the handle, like an old-fashioned lantern that requires no fuel change except when charging the battery.
He saw an even easier way to transport light into the user’s body. But instead of using the flashlight, he created a pendant that can be worn to brighten his path or to project messages to the world around him.
These luminaires are reminiscent of backlit furniture, which are multifunctional, but less mobile and make the light rather a part of the decor than the accessories. Although we still appreciate the well-designed lights, these high-tech lights have their place in modern homes.