April 26, 2018.


Wästberg’s CEO and Founder Magnus Wästberg is interviewed in the new book ”Industrial Facility”, which is the first monograph documenting the complete works of world-renowned design office, Industrial Facility, and its founders Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. This beautifully designed tome is a fascinating exploration into Hecht’s and Colin’s inspiring portfolio and sheds light on their growth from a respected cult-following to one of the most influential and progressive studios of industrial design.

Since establishing their office in 2002, Hecht and Colin have become a formidable team, working with a host of high-profile clients and winning more than fifty international awards. Whether they’re creating robotically-produced wooden chairs for Mattiazzi, anonymous products for Muji, office environments for Herman Miller or electronics for Hitachi, they are highly regarded for both their philosophical and practical approach.

 

This stunning book features a foreword by Alain de Botton and is interspersed with candid conversations by key collaborators and curators, including Bruce Mau, Naoto Fukasawa, Deyan Sudjic and Magnus Wästberg while an illustrated essay by Peter Kapos delves deeper into the studio’s philosophy.

 

The book concludes with a catalogue raisonné, showcasing more than 200 projects charting the scale and evolution of the studio’s designs, from the diminutive to the architectural, spotlighting collaborations with respected brands and institutions such as Emeco, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Wästberg, among many others. 

 

Published by Phaidon.

November 12, 2018


Wästberg has unveiled an addition to its Holocene collection – Holocene No. 4: John Pawson, in collaboration with internationally celebrated architect John Pawson.
 

John Pawson’s design for Holocene takes the notion of the oil lantern and meticulously reduces it to its essence in terms of function, form and palette, as …

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October 16, 2018

 

At Orgatec in Cologne, on 23-27 October, Wästberg will launch two new families of lights, in collaboration with Sam Hecht & Kim Colin and Dirk Winkel.
 

In addition, we will be showcasing how creating good office lighting can be a fairly straight forward process by using 1. Directed light - Task …

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April 26, 2018


Wästberg’s CEO and Founder Magnus Wästberg is interviewed in the new book ”Industrial Facility”, which is the first monograph documenting the complete works of world-renowned design office, Industrial Facility, and its founders Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. This beautifully designed tome is a fascinating exploration into Hecht’s and …

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March 22, 2018

 

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 …

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February 09, 2018

 

A Quiet Reflection. In a private residence of a building dating back to 1895 in central Stockholm, visitors were invited to pause, reflect and enjoy the celebration of excellent craftsmanship during Stockholm Design Week, 7-9 February.

 

An installation in collaboration with Japanese furniture producer Ariake, My Residence and a selection …

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February 05, 2018

 

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 …

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February 05, 2018

 

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.

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January 01, 2018

 

From 1 January 2018, Wästberg will be part of the Design Post family in Cologne, Germany. The new permanent showroom opens during IMM 15-21 January. Address: Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 22a.

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June 30, 2017

 

Tutti Frutti, a solo exhibition by Inga Sempé displaying sketches, mock-ups and objects (including lamps from Wästberg) opens at Villa Noailles in Hyères, in the south of France. Ends September 24. 

 

The exhibition opens in connection to Design Parade Hyère at Villa Noilles. Design Parade Hyères aim to make discover …

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February 08, 2017

 

Wästberg presents w172 bokeh, a powerful pendant and floor lamp, developed in collaboration with Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken. Available Winter 2018.

 

A diffuse, frosted glass renders what lies beneath differently, depending on the objects distance to the glass. Objects close will be displayed sharp and saturated, while objects further away …

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February 07, 2017

 

After nine years of activity, Wästberg has decided to take another step back in history – by launching light sources not requiring electricity, that is a candleholder and two oil lamps in brass. Holocene can be seen as a tribute to Fire. Also to Man. The premiere collection of Holocene have …

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