With their starkly reduced silhouettes, exaggerated dimensions and beautiful light, the w151 Extra large pendant and w201 Extra small pendant never fail to impress. Now, the scope of these elemental, archetypal conical forms is further broadened with the addition of w221 Medium pendant – specifically tailored to situations where its predecessors are too large or too small.
Once an everyday object synonymous with light, the classic light bulb’s universally symbolic status is fading. With w202 Halo, its archetypal form is not only revived, but given new light and life. Its design serves as an homage to the light bulb, recreating its timeless unity of light and form.
13–19 January, the Wästberg team will be present at the Wästberg showroom at Design Post (new stand), Mon–Thu 09.00–20.00, Fri–Sat 09.00–18.00 and Sun 09.00–16.00. Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 22a. Across the street from the Kölnmesse. Entrance Congress-Centrum.
For 2019, the w102 chipperfield lamp has been extended into a family with a wall version, a floor version and one that can be integrated into tables and countertops. Furthermore, a new black steel material is introduced across the range, where the blackening process gives the steel a smooth, grey-black finish.
The w181 linier is a pendant luminaire that appears like a linear lamp at first sight, but its geometrically strict and minimalistic body actually houses a series of 256 ultra tight-packed individual optical systems, utilising a deep-recessed long linear lens with spot characteristics and separated glare-protection compartments.
At Design Republic Commune’s annual event Festival of Design on 14-17 March in Shanghai, Wästberg’s CEO and founder, Magnus Wästberg, was invited to participate in a round table discussion. Moderator: Ricky Lau. Other participants: Chris Correll of Emeco, Luis De Oliveira of De La Espada, Oliver Holy of ClassiCon and Yuichiro Hori of Stellar Works.
In conjunction with the tenth anniversary and photo exhibition by Dawid, Wästberg publishes a commentary to its original manifesto Lamps for Neanderthal Man. Title: Farewell to the Cave. The Wästberg Manifesto reconsidered. The commentary is illustrated with interpretations of Wästberg’s lamps by world-renowned Swedish photographer Dawid.
This year, Wästberg celebrates its tenth anniversary. Interesting things are about to happen during the whole year. On the anniversary day 5 February, an event took place at Skridskopaviljongen in Stockholm. Swedish photographer Dawid, who in late autumn was asked to visually interpret Wästberg‘s lamps since the start, now exhibited the finished works.