Polifemo: How to invent my own monster lamp?
Polyphemus is a cyclops, a son of Neptune, who he imprisoned Ulysses and his companions in a cave until Ulysses blinded his only eye and managed to escape.
As a Domestic Monster, it was the first product of the collection, created in Italy by the innovation director of CD&I Associates, during a seminar on Design of new applications and forms of materials organized by the Domus Academy.
This lamp and its material were inspired by a visit to the sacred mantle in the city of Turin, where Clino Castelli sought to sensitize designers to use new concepts using materials to innovate in products. In this way, Polifemo was born. The first prosumer object of the Domestic Monsters collection. The most awarded and a favorite of your designer.
POLIFEMO is purchased in supermarkets, it is displayed inside hermetically sealed plastic bags inside of which is a polymer in a frozen state in which the total of the parts that constitute it float (lights, cables, switches, and electrical income).
When the packaging is opened, a catalyzed reaction begins, and in a short period of time, the user has the opportunity to configure the product (Cubic, Organic Amorphous, Representative, etc.).
Locating it in the environment and directing its points of light (EYES) towards the desired target.
“POLIFEMO” is a new environmental lighting system made of a semi-rigid material (translucent or opaque) that changes color (on or off), fireproof, non-toxic, and ornamental, which can be applied directly to a wall, roof, or surface.
The product does not base its success on its aesthetics or form but in the design of a new material and family of objects that create and are part of a new trend of world design called "PROSUMER OBJECTS," developed specifically for high fidelity products (HI FI) located in domestic spaces. It is a real product, not released to the market, designed and developed in the field in its entirety.