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Giovi Lamp Re-Design

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  • Giovi Lamp Re-Design
    Domus Academy, 2011
    In Collaboration With: Juan Pablo Giraldo, Jessica Bala

  • The Giovi Lamp, Achille Castiglioni‚Äôs iconic design, was reinterpreted in an interactive way by including color and brightness control through gestures. Six proximity sensors, connected to Arduino, were integrated to understand hand movements around the lamp, while a high power RGB LED provided the light.

    I was responsible for programming parts on Arduino and choosing the electronic components most suitable for the project. The programming part included evaluating and filtering the sensor values, creating gesture level algorithms to understand the hand movements around the lamp, and modification/interpolation of color values to be displayed through the LED. You can see the source code here:

    The Giovi Lamp redesign was covered on Italian D-Lux Magazine along with other lamps in the project: 

    The lamps were also exhibited at Studio Castiglioni alongside with their originals during Salone del Mobile, Milan Furniture Fair, 2011:
  • The Gestures:
    Rotation of the hands around the lamp imitates the movement of a color wheel, creating a change in the color of the lamp. The adjustment of the brightness is provided by movement of the hands closer to or further away from the lamp. This gesture gives a feeling of physical expansion or compression of the light radiating out from the lamp.
  • The Final Prototype
  • The Design Process:
  • The design process shows various steps of the project, starting with the concept generation, continuing with the early prototypes and gesture tryouts, and finally user-testing to decide on the most efficient gestures.