Almost ten years ago David Chipperfield designed a table lamp for Wästberg whose overriding concept is undeniably simplicity – namely his “w102”. A circular base and corresponding luminaire head, a slender arm with a 90-degree bend and invisible joints – no more was needed for the design to have a big impact.
In Stockholm, the Swedish manufacturer has now launched an addition to the range. On the small island of Kastellholmen in the heart of the city, Wästberg presented its new models together with Alessi and e15, for which Chipperfield has also designed tableware and furniture in the past – in an historical building that today houses a hotel conceived by Claesson Koivisto Rune.
In addition to the table version, the product range henceforth includes a wall version, a dimmable floor lamp and a further table lamp that can be integrated as a fixed feature in workstations or counters. Moreover, alongside the traditional brass, the update includes a new optional finish, namely black steel. As in the original design, in the new models too Chipperfield adopts the principle of maximum simplicity, as seen, for example, in the cable outlet at the lower end of the wall light’s tubing. The diverse “w102” luminaire range is suitable for numerous uses at home or in the hospitality sector. (mh)