David Chipperfield. John Pawson. Claesson Koivisto Rune. All household names in international architecture, the renowned trio help shape a polymathic sensibility that defines Wästberg’s 2022 lighting series. For the Swedish manufacturer, the new launches — which also includes pieces by leading product designer Dirk Winkel, as well as updated classics by Nendo and Inge Sempé — epitomize a fusion of architectural presence with refined, high-performance style. Below, we take a look at the six styles that comprise the new collection.
A pleasantly weighty, monolithic form defines British architect John Pawson‘s inaugural design for Wästberg. Offered in bold (and radically different) marble and aluminum finishes, the compact desk lamp features notched cut-outs that amplify the sculptural presence and create a unique side profile. The streamlined interplay of rectilinear and curved forms makes for a distinctive presence, while the interplay of light and material — particularly the translucent marble — transforms the lamp when the dimmable light is turned on. It’s a work of architecture at the scale of a home accessory.
Aesthetic purity is David Chipperfield‘s signature — and the w222 focal light doesn’t disappoint. Streamlined yet expressive, the Berlin-based architect’s latest Wästberg collaboration is an understated standout. Fabricated from die-cast aluminum and finished with a smooth surface, the crisp, angular oval pendant is well-suited for both commercial and residential environments. Featuring a COB LED, the subtle pendant creates a rich, clearly defined light. The flexible w222 can be suspended or wall- or ceiling-mounted, making for a versatile yet eye-catching presence.
The most playful entry in the 2022 collection, the Claesson Koivisto Rune-designed w221 Medium Pendant is the latest in a popular series. Complementing the w151 Extra large pendant and w201 Extra small pendant — both also designed by the Swedish architects — the conical pendant finds a happy middle ground. An assertively angular form makes every pendant a striking accent — or a centrepiece in its own right. Within each cone, an SML LED creates an even spread of dimmable, warm white light.
Rooted in a bold, brutalism-inspired design language, this trio of compact Dirk Winkel designs packs a surprisingly effective — yet never overwhelming — LED punch. Along with the w224 Alto pendant, the w225 Ion desk lamp and w227 Winkel alu task light are versatile workspace solutions. A sleek black form is paired with a precision friction joint and a dimmable full-spectrum LED that recreates the full colour spectrum of sunlight — perfect for designer workspaces where exact colour perception is paramount.
Complementing the new designs, Wästberg has also re-issued the popular w103 Sempé and w132 Nendo lighting series as part of the 2022 collection, bringing enhanced versatility, improved LED performance and environmentally sustainable design to classic forms.
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Collaborations with renowned designers like John Pawson and David Chipperfield lend the Swedish firm’s new collection a sculptural flair.