Up <> Amoeba

Gaetano Pesce | 1969

“Up” by Gaetano Pesce – designed in 1969, this chair is famous for its playful, organic shape and was one of the first pieces of furniture to be made from polyurethane foam.

〉Assume you are the designer Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Describe in a list what are the highlights of your design 

〈 The highlights of my design philosophy include:

  1. Functionality and simplicity: I believe that design should serve a purpose and solve problems in the simplest way possible.
  2. Innovation and experimentation: I constantly seek new and creative ways to approach design challenges, and I am not afraid to experiment with unconventional materials or techniques.
  3. Attention to context: I design with a deep understanding of the context in which the object will be used, including its cultural and social implications.
  4. Humor and irony: I believe that design can be playful and humorous, and I often incorporate these elements into my work.
  5. Sustainability: I strive to create designs that are environmentally sustainable, using materials and processes that minimize waste and pollution.

〉You are asked to design a Lamp with these main feature:

  1. Use of innovative material for the base.
  2. Iconic archetypal shape that allows the lamp to provide light without the need for a ceiling fixture.
  3. Clever design solution that allows the lamp to be adjusted to suit different lighting needs.

Give a name in Achille Castiglioni style to your project. Create also a descriprion of your project in terms of: Sustainability, Technological Innovation, Inclusiveness. Your design approach must include simplicity, humor, and experimentation, often incorporating unexpected materials. name a repurposed objects you should use.


〈 Welcome to our design approach for our new floor lamp project in 2023, inspired by archetypal shapes and designed with our philosophy in mind.

Name: Curva

Design Features: The lamp presents a large curving arm which extends out from a heavy circular base, creating a sense of balance and stability.
The lampshade is a simple drum shape made of a lightweight material, such as linen or paper, to provide a soft and warm glow.
The lamp’s archetypal shape is reinterpreted with a modern twist, creating a unique and playful design that fits into any contemporary setting.

Sustainability: Our design approach prioritizes sustainability. We aim to use eco-friendly materials and processes that minimize waste and pollution. For example, the lamp’s base is made of a durable material that can be recycled, such as steel or aluminum. The lampshade is made of a lightweight material that requires minimal resources to produce, reducing its carbon footprint.

Technological Innovation: Our lamp design incorporates the latest lighting technology, making it energy-efficient and cost-effective. We use LED bulbs, which use less energy than traditional bulbs, and the lamp is dimmable, allowing users to adjust the brightness of the light as needed.

Inclusiveness: Our lamp design is accessible and inclusive. Its sleek and minimalist design can fit into any space, regardless of its style or decor. The lamp is also adjustable, allowing users to direct the light where they need it, making it ideal for both residential and commercial spaces.

Shape, Materials, and Colors: The lamp’s shape is inspired by archetypal curves and lines, creating a sense of balance and harmony. The base is made of a heavy and durable material, such as steel or aluminum, that provides stability and balance. The lampshade is made of a lightweight material, such as linen or paper, which provides a soft and warm glow. The lamp is available in a range of colors, including neutral shades like white, gray, and black, as well as bolder colors like red and yellow.

Playful Elements: Our lamp design incorporates playful elements to add a touch of wit and humor to the design. For example, the lamp’s arm is slightly curved, creating an unexpected twist that adds interest and character to the design. The choice of materials and colors also reflects a playful spirit, as we aim to create a lamp that is not only functional but also fun and enjoyable to use.