Piton has been years in the making – did the idea or design change along the way?
- I started working on this project with Muuto back in 2018. The design itself hasn’t changed at all, it is the exact dimensions as my prototype, to the millimeter. All of the changes have simply been improvements: perfecting the light source, figuring out the water-proofing, and figuring out how to fit a powerful battery into such a small lamp body.
- Conceptually, I think the lamp is launching at a time when our relationship to nature has changed drastically over the pandemic. Ideas that might have been fringe or unconventional 4 years ago, at least in terms of outdoor living, have become very mainstream.
Where do you see Piton being used? How do you use Piton at home and in the studio?
- I hope that the lamp is as much at home in an urban apartment as a farmhouse or boat. I’ve had several people reach out to me who want the lamp for their camper van or other alternative spaces, which is really exciting to me.
- I hope that the lamp takes on a life of its own now that it is available. I would love to see the lamp provoke scenarios that begin to depict the original intent of the lamp; the space between cities and nature.