The objective of this project was to design a lamp that would encompass the idea of Eternally Yours - a lamp that ensures durability and can be passed down for years to come. Inspired by the texts of Ed van Hinte (Eternally Yours: Visions on Product Design) and Jonathan Chapman (Emotionally Durable Design), Pénte reflects on the idea of product identity and the stories that play an essential role in this. Prolonging a product’s lifespan through the creation of a meaningful relationship is at the core of this light object. Designed with no switch or wire, this lamp invites you to physically interact with the object in order for it to be activated. Over time, you develop a relationship with Pénte through the various interactions you encounter.
The lamp was initially inspired by the shape of a pentagon and its angular design. The shape was later modified through the study of architectural buildings. Interactivity and movement remained a key idea throughout the entire process. Pénte is designed for intimate tasks such as reading and writing. The lamp could sit on various sides, encouraging users to create their own experience with the object.
An oak wood encasing ensures durability for years to come. The tilt sensor embedded in the lamp’s circuit can be customized to any user by programming it to the user's personal preference. The battery operated LEDs are charged via a USB cable, relying on users to think about the existence of the object in order to charge it prior to its use.