choose your environment with colorup lamp by pega D&E
all images courtesy of pega D&E
whether we like it or not, consciously or subconsciously, color plays a strong role in our lives. it is a stimulant with a long history demonstrating how it affects our emotions at any given moment. combinations of it are used in advertisements to generate impulsive shopping, in paintings to express passion, and in venues to create an atmosphere. ‘colorup’ is a table lamp by pega D&E that can mimic the hues and shades of anything that surrounds you, giving you the ability to transform your living room into a lounge, a library, or a pizza joint.
the device’s primary material is silicone. its elastic property makes it perfect for creating a tactile surface you can grasp between your fingertips and squeeze. by using the frequency detecting and transforming techniques, users are able to absorb hundreds colors and beam it through the transparent and luminous body.
when the light bulb touches a surface, the color frequency is absorbed and the lamp changes
there were a number of obstacles which the design team had to overcome before the product was market ready. the balance between the thickness of the outer layer and the brightness of the technology was one of those obstacles: more silicone meant it needed a well-lit bulb, which, in turn, requires a bigger battery, resulting in larger dimensions overall.
give colorup a squeeze, and then instantly redefine the atmosphere of that space
the interactive user experience enhances the very basics of a light source. according to pega D&E: ‘we believe most people have thought about changing the colors of their walls or surroundings, but it was too troublesome and most of us just give up and forget about it. that is the user experience ‘colorup’ is changing. start remembering the passion you have for colors, start remembering the times you wish you could just change all the colors in your room. because now you can.’
what color are you today?