At Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015 Swedish brand Wästberg presents Claesson Koivisto Rune w151, an extra large pendant in three different conical shapes: the tall and narrow, the archetypical and the low and wide.
Stockholm based architecture & design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has reflected on how the powerful light coming from LED bulbs pushed designers to go minimal leaving behind the role of the lamp itself: to create a room in the room thanks to its shape and dimension.
The designers comment: “In Claesson Koivisto Rune w151 we’re bringing back the room-shaping quality, not with one lamp, but three. Based on the most basic of geometrical shape – the cone – the lamp comes in three variations. All three are super-sized, pushing the limits of manufactured, spun aluminium, yet fitting through a normal doorframe”.
The feature of this lamp is its size. Paired with careful control of the fine details and the paper-like matt finishes, the lamp is almost illusory; dream- like – when experienced in reality.
Wästberg launched its premier collection in 2008 appearing to have come out of nowhere. Instead, its founder, Magnus Wästberg, was born into the lighting trade and had through experience gained an understanding for the need to fuse aesthetic sensibility with Swedish engineering mentality. Today Wästberg has a growing catalogue developed in close collaboration with some of the World’s most renowned architects and designers.
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