Last name: Wästberg. First name is of little concern according to the manifesto: "Lamps for Neanderthal Man". Yes, this is a lighting line that comes with a manifesto. The manifesto is brilliant and hilarious. The designs are mega functional and super cool.
Wästberg Claesson Koivisto Rune Table Lamp - w101 - photo: wasteberg.com
Man felt comfortable and safe around light sources he could control.
Man felt comfortable and safe for 300,000 years.
Man began to over-illuminate rooms and halls.
General lighting was calibrated for the areas that needed the most light.
Far too many areas received far too much light.
Man felt dazzled and irradiated.
Man no longer felt comfortable or safe.
One of the people affected (a Swede) started reasoning to himself.
What would happen if you softened general lighting, and used direct
lighting where needed instead? A more functional, more economic,
more energy efficient, more flexible and more aesthetic lighting solution
But entirely new demands were made of the new direct lighting.
Man started to experiment.
Man got scent.
This is a new line for Gabriel Ross and we are thrilled to have it. These lights combine beautiful, simple, modern design with adjustable everything. These lights twist, turn and tilt in every direction - head and stem.
Wästberg lighting display in our showroom
Wästberg Irvine Table Lamp - w082
Wästberg Claesson Koivisto Rune Table Lamp
Wästberg Studioilse Table Lamp - w084
Wästberg Studioilse Table Lamp - w084 - detail
Wästberg Studioilse Table Lamp - w084 - base detail
View these, and the rest of the amazing Wästberg collection on our website here.
Read the "Lamps for Neanderthal Man" manifesto on Wästberg's website here.