Foglia Photocatalytic Smart Floorlamp Photocatalytic Floorlamp by Kevin Chu

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Foglia Photocatalytic Smart Floorlamp

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Photocatalytic Floorlamp

INSPIRATION:
Urbanization, is the word of our times. In 1950 only 30% of the world’s population lives in the city but it is projected that by 2050 over 70% of the global populations will be urban dwellers. With such rapid growth cities are faced with undaunting levels of pollution unheard of just a century ago. As architects and designers we are entering into a new era of environmental thinking that has to either help our planet, recycle some of our creations and consider the biosynthesis of humans with nature. Inspired by the photosynthesis of leaves, this is how Foglia came to begin SUGO's journey into Biophilia design.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Foglia was an inspiration taken form nature where sunlight activates photosynthesis. During the day when FOGLIA is placed near any visible light it will work to cleanse the environment through the process of photocatalysis while during the night when the light is switched on, the cleansing action continues. Harmful elements such as Carbon Dioxide, Formaldehyde, Nitrogen Oxide as well as odors are eliminated by photocatalysis. The Lamp is also designed with screens that can customized its aesthetics infinitely. It is product that not only looks contemporary and aesthetically pleasing but also helps the well-being of humans and our planet.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The design operates as a simple lamp and can be controlled via WiFi through any connected device to switch between colors, on/off and dimming functions. Since the design is entirely photocatalytic treated, once any source of light and moving air passes through the design, the nano-particle will be activated and bacteria, viruses and odors will be eliminated. It is this simple. The effect will also last for a lifetime if cared for properly. Just like photosynthesis in nature.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project started in 2009 and was officially launch to the market on November 2018. Second production will be started later in the Q1 of 2019

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Photocatalytic Laser Cut Steel. Photocatalytic Treated Acrylic. Smart Home LED lighting.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
W 677mm x D 445mm x H 1720mm

TAGS:
recycle,sustainable,environmental,lighti ng,innovation

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Through my backpacking travel in Thailand way back in 2008, i was fascinated by the beauty of banana plantations and this started the design process of FOGLIA. The first prototype was just a simple lamp but in 2014 when i was educated about the process of photocatalysis the design evolved with its shape and integration of this technology. The design also took on the function of interchangeable accessories in 2016 to make it adapt better with any interior or exterior designs.

CHALLENGE:
It took us years to came about with this design as the geometry was altered many times when we started to introduce new functions such as interchangeable screens. The material and paint finish also went through many modifications to maximize the effect of photocatalytic treatment and we have to wait for this technology for over a year to evolved into our requirements as initially photocatalysis only work in UV light which are harmful to humans.

ADDED DATE:
2018-10-05 02:10:35

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Kevin Chu, Giulia Dibonaventura

IMAGE CREDITS:
Studioeleven Photography: info@studioelevenpps.it

Model: Sophia Shinkarenko

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
World Wide Patent: No. 18100483.4

Visit the following page to learn more: https://www.iamsugo.com/
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
SUGO

PROFILE:
SUGO was born in 2018 with the sole mission of creating ground breaking contemporary Biophilic furniture designs. Started by husband and wife team Kevin Chu and Giulia Dibonaventura we are serious lovers of nature and wanted to fuse advance sustainable technologies with nature inspired creations. All our designs focus on working with or giving back to nature and they are all produce in limited quantity in Italy. Kevin is the founder and director of COC design based in Hong Kong and Italy and was educated in Architectural Association and Bartlett School of Architecture in London under the world renown architects Peter Cook and Marcos Cruz and was the sole recipient of Bartlett Archigram Design Award in 2001 while Giulia, who hails form the Abruzzo region of Italy has extensive directorial experience working with Italy/China Design Education industry. Many of Kevin’s creations have won international awards including IDA Los Angeles, A Design Award Italy, Architizer USA, China Red Star Award, Chicago Athenaeum Award, Perspective Award Hong Kong to name a few as well as been published in DesignBoom, DesignMilk, Home Journal, Design 360, IDEAT magazine, Terraform magazine, Perspective Magazine, Home Italia, Architectural Digest, Architizer and many more while Giulia has been the vital muse and idea “donator” to some of the most creative designs in the company. Together we want to bring the most original and environmentally conscious designs to any interior and make you part of the movement to a better future.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Foglia Photocatalytic Smart Floorlamp Photocatalytic Floorlamp by Kevin Chu is a Nominee in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Foglia Photocatalytic Smart Floorlamp Photocatalytic Floorlamp by Kevin Chu is Winner in Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category, 2018 - 2019.



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