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Farwell to the Cave


Wästberg celebrates ten years with photo exhibition by Dawid and upcoming book.

Swedish lighting company Wästberg was launched in the Red Room at Berns in Stockholm on 5 February 2008. In collaboration with leading international architects, designers and lighting specialists, such as David Chipperfield, Ilse Crawford and Claesson Koivisto Rune Wästberg has since developed lamps in an as advanced as acclaimed blend of aesthetics and technology.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary, an event took place at Skridskopaviljongen in Stockholm on 5 February 2018. Swedish photographer Dawid, who in late autumn was asked to visually interpret Wästberg‘s lamps since the start, now exhibited the finished works – which also were printed in a catalogue that was distributed to the visitors.

Company founder, Magnus Wästberg, took the opportunity to talk about the book the company has decided to publish in February 2019, a book that summarises ten years of experience and findings on lighting, as a result of inspiring meetings with architects, designers, artists and scientists around the world.

Notes to editor:

Wästberg is a Swedish lighting company aimed at bringing back light to human proximity, by restoring the private spheres man has been deprived of during decades of misguided pursuit of efficiency and standardisation. The universally acclaimed lamps are created in close collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned architects, designers and lighting experts, and have earned prestigious awards for their combination of aesthetics, cutting- edge technology and resource conservation.

Dawid (Björn Dawidsson), b. 1949, has been called Sweden’s first post-modern artist. For over thirty years, he has been making series of photographically based artworks, examining the nature of the medium and exploring issues of perception. His work is represented in prestigious collections and museums around the world.

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