Wästberg introduces Claesson Koivisto Rune w151, an extra-large pendant in three different conical shapes in collaboration with Swedish architecture & design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune.
Lamp fixtures have historically been shaped to encase different light sources such as the light bulb. Because of the physical shape and size of the light source the light fixture itself became of significant size.
Today, thanks to LED technology, the almost zero-sized light source no longer limits the size and shape of the light fixture. Consequently, minimising has become the design rule. However, with pendants in particular, the light fixture has always had an additional role apart from providing light - it shapes the room. The lamp that hangs from the ceiling, often above a table, creates a room within the room.
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 shapes - the cone - the lamp comes in three variations: the tall and narrow, the archetypical and the low and wide. All three are super-sized with the dimensions; H1280 x W440 mm, H810 x W760 mm and H450 x W1350 respectively, pushing the limits of manufactured, spun aluminium, yet fitting through a normal doorframe.
The feature of this lamp is its scale. Paired with careful control of the fine details and the paper-like matt finishes, the lamp is almost dreamlike - when experienced in reality.
The pendants by Claesson Koivisto Rune w151 will be on show for the first time during Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 3-7 February 2015, together with numerous other news from Wästberg.
Light source: 19 W LED
Colour temperature: 3100K
CRI: > 80
Lumen/ W: 105
Claesson Koivisto Rune
Renowned multidisciplinary trio both on the Swedish arena and on the international scene for more than fifteen years. Together, CKR have completed over 200 projects. One of these is the famous and popular redesign of Operakällaren in Stockholm. In 2005 when they were among the first Swedish architects ever to be selected to the international department at the Architecture Biennale in Venice with the Sfera Building and Visitor Centre at Lund Cathedral.