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Wall lamp w102 by David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield's “w102“ as wall version
Photo: Simon Menges © Wästberg
David Chipperfield's “w102“ as wall version

Expanded Simplicity

At this year’s Stockholm Design Week, Wästberg presented an update of David Chipperfield’s luminaire “w102,” which now has an extended family.
by Markus Hieke | 2/14/2019

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.

Wall lamp w102 by David Chipperfield
The presentation of the new lamp family has been arranged in the historical building of Hotel Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.
© Wästberg
The presentation of the new lamp family has been arranged in the historical building of Hotel Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.

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.

Integrated table lamp w102 by David Chipperfield
“w102“ as table-integrated version in black steel finish at Hotel Skeppsholmen
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“w102“ as table-integrated version in black steel finish at Hotel Skeppsholmen
w102 Floor lamp in David Chipperfield surrounding
“w102“ as floor lamp in black
Photo: Simon Menges © Wästberg
“w102“ as floor lamp in black
w102 table lamp by David Chipperfield in brass
“w102“ as table lamp in brass
© Wästberg
“w102“ as table lamp in brass