Pepa, a design by Francesco Faccin, made in collaboration with Astep, to take a step forward

The warmth of solid ash wood
Pepa was born from the intuition of Italian designer Francesco Faccin to create a light that needs to be touched in order to be seen

Pepa is a step forward in sustainability

All its parts are easy to access, repair and recycle
Turning it, up to 360°, adjusts the brightness from maximum to off
Designer Francesco Faccin And Astep Founder Alessandro Safatti

“I am interested in design that sparks connections, thought and debate, above all those that are a product of in-depth studies beyond the object itself. Design is a fantastic opportunity to deepen our relationship with the world around us.

Francesco Faccin
Pepa was inspired by a small kitchen tool that can be found on tables in homes and restaurants all over the world: the pepper grinder. As you would hold and twist a pepper grinder to add pepper to a dish, Pepa is held and twisted to add light to your everywhere. With the warm and familiar feel of solid Ash wood, Pepa is a portable battery-powered luminaire that is inviting to touch and hold. As you rotate the conical reflector of Pepa, the illumination can be finely and smoothly adjusted from off to on, and anywhere in-between. Rotating limitlessly 360º there are two points with precise clicks: one at full brightness and another when off.

Buy Pepa by Francesco Faccin



  • Typology
  • Materials
    Solid Ash Wood, Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions
    206 × 273mm
  • Cable Length
  • Weight
  • Control
    Rotary Dimmer
  • Light Source
    Integrated LED 3W
  • Charging System
    USB Cable
  • Connector
    USB Type C
  • Battery
    6000mAh LiFePO4
  • Duration