Wästberg to launch pendant lighting
During Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2012 Wästberg will be launching a new range of lighting - LED pendant lighting - together with both old friends and new acquaintances.
Four years after the company launch, Wästberg are now expanding their range. This new collection of dimmable LED pendant lighting is developed in accordance with the company manifesto “Lamps for Neanderthal Man” in collaboration with Inga Sempé, Ilse Crawford, Jonas Lindvall, Antoine Laver- dière and Claesson Koivisto Rune.
Here is what a few of the designers say about their lamps.
A w103 suspension can be a single hanging shade or a combination of shades. They can be attached on a long rail for linear combinations or on smaller rails, where they can be joined together like Meccano to create poly- gons. The rail structure is thin enough to avoid the feeling of a heavy, hanging structure, and the lines are also softened by the round shapes of the shades. These exist in 7 very different tones - bright, soft, clear, dark - and can be ar- ranged in any colour combination.
Two elements of the w103 range table lamp are used in the suspended lamps: the shade is identical and the hook of the clamp is moved to the top of the shade. This then becomes the assembly piece of all the various shade combinations.
I love products that you think you know from somewhere but aren’t sure where from.
In designing this lamp for Wästberg, my main goal was to design an archetypical lamp inspired by its original predecessors - the oil lamp or the kerosene lamp oreven candle sticks - together with shades that used to sit on lamps we grew up with - lamps with an incandescent light bulb and a conical lampshade.
In other words, I wanted to design a very simple light fixture, designed to direct the light downwards but that also helps to create an ambiance in a room.
This is where we started.
However, I also wanted the lamp to offer something more: I wanted a lamp that could easily be flat-packed and that has a specific feature making it stand out ever so slightly from the crowd - a lamp that is unique.
/ Jonas Lindvall
Claesson Koivisto Rune w121/122/123s
As long as there is record in history there has been shepherds. And the sheep they’ve kept were never just for their meat, but also for their magnifi- cent wool. Wool absorbs moisture and keeps your body tempered. There is proof of wool being used for garments some 7.000 years back.
Wool is still used for garments in our times – in your own cardigan, in a Audrey Hepburn hat or in the modern athlete’s performance clothes – but not so often for lamps.
Wool could not be more tested in the service of mankind. It could not be a more natural material. And with the natural colours of the sheep – creamy white, brown and black – it is also naturally beautiful (and without any dyes).
The unique felt quality used is heavy gauge and therefore an efficient ab- sorber – not of moisture, but of sound. So hanging this lamp over your table or desk doesn’t just add light where you need it, but also improves the acoustics. And the design? We think of them as Audrey – glamorous.
/ Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stand A16:41
Launched in 2008, Wästberg lamps have been honoured with more than 30 awards for design excellence, including 7 Good Design Awards, 5 Red- dot awards, Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and an Elle I nterior Design Prize. Wästberg is based in Helsingborg, in the southernmost region of Sweden, Skåne.
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