Indirect light is a classic ambient lighting technique, although not without its disadvantages. By focusing on exceptional light distribution, w164 Alto offers a dynamic solution for agile office environments as well as intimacy and atmosphere in the home.
The light pole houses a sophisticated 9,000 Lumen multi-directional LED technology with an impressively even, super-wide-angle light distribution – spanning almost 180°. w164 Alto works well even in rooms with low ceilings, making it an ideal alternative to conventional overhead lighting.
With its small footprint and simple plug-and-play functionality, w164 Alto is easily adaptable to shifting environments, preferences and needs.
The top disc of the base is an integrated dimming wheel and switch, allowing a seamless transition from bright, friendly general lighting to a more intimate atmosphere. Dynamic dimming gives the light a slightly warmer touch when turned down.
Pared down to the absolute bare basics – two cylindrical units, paired in an off-centre constellation – w164 Alto makes a bold, graphic statement with its brutalist, deconstructionist architectural references.
Long lasting light source
Dirk Winkel is a Berlin-based product designer who graduated from the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin, followed by a MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art (RCA) London in 2010.
He is specialised in lighting and furniture design and worked for different designers and design houses in Berlin and London before setting up his own studio in Berlin in summer 2011. Driven by belief in the beauty of formal purism and the classic principle of 'less but better', some of his great interests are the exploration of pushing the boundaries of mass production techniques, the rethinking of light and lighting paradigms, and the investigation of new materials and their potential.
Luminous intensity distribution (polar)
Luminaire luminous flux Ф = 4,459.1 lm
Integrated rotary dimmer
COB LED (included)
Life time expectancy
Colour temperature (CCT)
Colour Rendering Index (CRI)
L195 × W22 × H27 cm (0.03m3)