As children, we turn large cardboard boxes into forts, making them some of the best toys imaginable. Besides that, they’re recycled - which made the parents and the environment happy campers. The design team known as Watts Up uses the same green idea to design their Lámpara Cadac.
Lámpara Cadac. Designed by Watts Up.
Inventive and Green: The Lámpara Cadac by Watts Up Thinks Outside of the Box by Looking Within.
Formed using the skills of the interdisciplinary team of Eina de Barcelona graduates, the team of Watts Up has come together to create a truly brilliant pendant lamp. Known as Lámpara Cadac, the former students were determined to create a light out of the box it was shipped in. Upon receiving the box in the mail, it opens up to show off the socket and the red cord that acted as a box handle, but will serve to power and hang the lamp from its destination.
Designed to be an ambient pendant lamp, the Lámpara Cadac consists of two cubes that have openings designed out of folded flaps. The packaging modifies itself into a joined lampshade with the assistance of an instruction sheet and product information guide that enclosed the two cubes for shipping. The design of the Lámpara Cadac was designed by Watts Up, the team formed of the following five Eina de Barcelona grads: Ana Ruiz-Cotorro and Clara Sáez (graphic design), Angela Tomás and Carlota Tomás (interior design) and Diego Sampere (product design).
Simple - but creating an atmospheric effect - was the goal of the Lámpara Cadac designed by the five designers of Watts Up. Maybe by using our imaginations to think outside of the box, the answer is just as often found within it.
About the Designers: Watts Up is a team of interdisciplinary former students of Eina de Barcelona who has come together as a team of five. The team consists of two talented graphic designers, Ana Ruiz-Cotorro and Clara Sáez, two interior design experts, Angela Tomás and Carlota Tomás, and the solo product design guru, Diego Sampere.