choose your environment with colorup lamp by pega D&E
choose your environment with colorup lamp by pega D&E
oct 07, 2014

choose your environment with colorup lamp by pega D&E

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.


video courtesy of pega D&E




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.

pega d and e colorup lamp
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.

pega d and e colorup lamp
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.’

pega d and e colorup lamp
what color are you today?


video courtesy of pega D&E



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

  • Squeezing your light to change the color is such a cool concept!

    AKoop Design says:
  • I was wondering if these colorup lamps that you squeeze and they become the colour underneath it are for sale, and if so how much do they cost. I just wanted one thx

    Ashlea says:
  • Where are they for sale?

    Donna says:
  • Where can they be purchased from?

    Faye says:
  • I want to buy one ,please tell me the cost

    Prince says:

    Lindsay says:

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