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PEPA

With a strong body of solid wood and powered by a technological heart, Pepa is a portable luminaire that marries traditional craft with modern technology. Pepa was inspired by a kitchen tool: the pepper grinder. Pepa is held and twisted to add light. As you rotate the conical reflector of Pepa, the illumination can be finely and smoothly adjusted from off to on, and anywhere in – between. Rotating limitlessly 360º there are two points with precise clicks: one at full brightness and another when off. Pepa is inviting to touch and hold, having the warm and familiar feel of solid Ash wood. One of the most traditional materials for culinary tools, wood ages beautifully and was a fit ting choice for Pepa considering origin of its inspiration. Inside the wooden form, Pepa incorporates sophisticated multi – axis magnetic field sensor technology, which eliminates all wires inside the product. Standard rechargeable batteries power this techn ological core with USB – C connectivity. Designed by Francesco Faccin, Pepa is the result of a characteristically holistic approach that combines industrial production with hand – craft. By removing just four screws, Pepa is easily maintained and completely repairable. The standard AA NiMH batteries, found in grocery stores, can be replaced as they age, and even the circuit board can be swapped if need be. At the product’s end – of – life all the parts can be singularly detached and sorted, and the natural wood can return to nature.

Credits

Design
Francesco Faccin, Italy

Manufacturer
astep, Italy

Year of production
2021

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