Wästberg is a young, Swedish lamps manufacturer and concentrates on technique and form. The small but fine collection includes lamps made by famous designers like Maarten Van Severen, David Chipperfield or the trio Claesson Koivisto Rune. Wästberg established in Scandinavia in a very short amount of time, won numerous design awards and appeared in specialized magazines.
It all started with the vision of the company’s founder: Magnus Wästberg wanted to change the idea of design with lamps. Away from the omnipresent light, finding the appreciation of decent shadows and contrasts. Cold and sterile rooms should become atmospheric with the lamps from Wästberg. The light solutions of the Swedish company create intimate spheres and ensure that people feel comfortable – Magnus Wästberg thought of bonfires accompanying people since ever, when he founded his company.
Wästberg: The philosophy of light
Magnus Wästberg wrote to some of the most renowned designers and architects of the world of light in order to achieve his aim. He asked himself, what they’d think of his vision, how they’d realize the newest discoveries of science and what they wished regarding quality. The resonance was overwhelming.
If one wishes to resume the Wästberg philosophy, it would sound like this: 1. General room light should be replaced by direct illumination. 2. Direct light should offer all the qualities of a work lamp, but with a wider field of application. 3. The direct light should include energy efficient illuminants, don’t dazzle, don’t flicker and it should be adjustable. With these demands, the young Swedish manufacturer creates surprising, innovative and completed lamps, which one would expect from established companies.
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