Have you ever experienced a sunset or sunrise so magical you wished you could hold onto the light of that moment forever? Longing for the Italian sunshine, the design duo behind Olive Creative Lab created the Sun Memories Lamp, which allows users to capture light via a wearable device, and then play that light back through the lamp.
A sensor captures the color temperature and brightness of light at any moment of the day. The sensor can record the particular quality of light for around six hours, and users can then turn that captured light into a “sunlight recordings playlist.” An app sends that recording to the lamp. If users want to share a sunrise or sunset with a friend or family member, they can even send their playlist to others.
According to Olive Creative Lab’s product description, “The software embedded in the lamp drives a power RGB LED capable of recreating the daylight in all its features: its color, intensity, and fickleness from the moments of shadow to the vibrancy of a sunny day.”
The designers behind Olive Creative Lab were inspired by memory as well as how much light impacts our lives, especially when many are deprived of that light in winter. They wanted to design a lamp that seemed “alive,” and hope users will feel as if they’ve brought sunshine into their home, no matter the weather outside. The designers, who are based in Torino, Italy, started their design lab this year and Sun Memories Lamp is their first product. They aim to build an interdisciplinary lab that covers fields from “product to graphic, from interaction to sustainability.”
Inhabitat spotted the Sun Memories Lamp at Designersblock at the 2016 London Design Festival.
Images via Mike Chino for Inhabitat and Olive Creative Lab