Estimated delivery July 2024
On the one hand w241 Faro is a welcoming beacon, its gentle, low-sweeping glow emphasized by its formal integrity and balanced proportions. On the other, it is a technically superior hybrid lamp, pairing qualitative light with smooth, compact portability. Thanks to a carefully designed recharging solution – with no compromise on aesthetics, function, or performance – w241 Faro moves fluidly between various settings, from a dining table to an outdoor terrace.
The top disc is an integrated dimming wheel and switch, allowing for a seamless transition from bright, friendly light to a quieter, more intimate glow.
Despite w241 Faro’s low, unassuming dimensions, its custom-developed lens solution delivers a generous sweep of even, glare-free illumination in any setting.
The high-performance battery pack has been carefully selected to meet our strict criteria in terms of overall quality, charging cycles, life span, environmental aspects, etc. It is easy to replace via the hatch on the bottom of the luminaire.
Fully charged, w241 Faro’s battery lasts for 7.5–20 hours, depending on the chosen light level. Once the power cord is attached, it then recharges within 4 hours. A colour-coded indicator on the bottom of the luminaire shows the remaining battery capacity at a glance.
Crafted from die-cast aluminum, w241 Faro comes in five painted colour coatings, as well as a tumbled raw aluminium finish (see below). The colour range originates from the small harbour of Corrubedo in Spain. The harbour is also home to David Chipperfield’s Bar do Porto, which features the same colour palette.
The w241 Faro remote control (accessory) can be used to control up to 25 lamps – switching them on or off, setting them at pre-selected light levels, or seamlessly dimming them up or down.
A highly capable indoor lamp – yet portable when you need it to be. w241 Faro’s aesthetics and hybrid performance are designed to impress, both with and without a power cord. Its IP54 rating means it is dust and water resistant, making it an ideal companion in garden and patio settings.
w241 Faro is available in tumbled raw aluminium finish, with no added coatings or protective treatments. This allows for resource-efficient production, easier recycling, and a graceful ageing process. From the start, its naturally textured surface has a rich, tactile depth; over time, marks, stains, fingerprints, and oxidation will evolve into a beautiful, distinctive patina.
David Chipperfield founded David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. He has developed a design methodology that is now used across five offices in London, Berlin, Milan, Shanghai and Santiago de Compostela. In addition to design work, David Chipperfield has taught and lectured worldwide. In 2012 he curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale under the title Common Ground and he was the 2020 guest editor of Italian design magazine Domus. Among the accolades David Chipperfield has received are the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and a knighthood for services to architecture. In 2011 he received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture and in 2013 the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association. In 2021 David Chipperfield was appointed a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour and he was selected as the 2023 Laureate of The Pritzker Architecture Prize, in recognition of a lifetime’s work.Read More
Shade & base: aluminium
Internal structure: polycarbonate
L80 / 50,000 h
CRI Colour rendering index
Standard deviation of colour
Replaceable by a professional