When two people make contact, most of the exchange will be non-verbal. Beyond words, a smile, a nod or a hand on your shoulder makes a far greater impact than we often imagine.
PING was designed to enforce this notion. In a time where we are separated from our loved ones more often, a lot of communication takes place without non-verbal cues.
PING lamps are connected with each other to allow for a small gesture of communication towards a loved one, even when you are too far to actually reach out to each other. The lamps respond to each other, just like two people mirror each other when talking.
An everyday product that conveys the simple and loving message 'I am thinking of you'.
How does it work?
PING's lamps are connected over the internet through a simple WiFi or Bluetooth connection. When one person turns on their light by tapping it, it will spread an intimate glow in both lamps. When the other person turns on their light as well, both lamps will shine brighter together. This way loved ones can exchange subtle signs, making them aware of each others presence over distance and giving a small peek into their daily rhythm.
Light: 300lumen 2700K
WiFi and Bluetooth
FCC and CE (pending)
Ping has been on display in the Gizmodo curated Smart home at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago and was runner up in the category ‘Never saw the light of day’ of the Core77 Design Award. It has been featured by Gizmodo.
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