Designed by Francesco Faccin for Astep, Pepa is portable luminaire that marries traditional craft with modern technology.
Pepa was inspired by a small kitchen tool that can be found on tables in homes and restaurants all over the world: the pepper grinder. As you would hold and twist a pepper grinder to add pepper to a dish, Pepa is held and twisted to add light to your evening everywhere.
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.
Inside the beautifully finished solid wood form, Pepa incorporates sophisticated multi-axis magnetic field sensor technology, which eliminates all wires inside and outside the product. Standard rechargeable batteries power this technological core with USB-C connectivity.
By removing just four screws, Pepa is easily maintained and completely repairable. The standard AA NiMH batteries, found in any grocery store, can be easily replaced as they age, and even the circuit board can be simply 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.
Specifications + Material Details
- Materials – Solid Ash Wood, Stainless Steel
- Dimensions – ∅ 206 x 273mm
- Weight – 1.40kg
- Control – Rotary Dimmer
- Light Source Integrated LED 5W / 400lm / 2200K
- Charging System – USB Cable
- Connector – USB Type C
- Battery 6 x AA Rechargeable NiMH (Batteries Not Included)
- 2700mAh Batteries Recommended
- Duration – 7hrs