During Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014, Wästberg introduces Extra Large pendant (Claesson Koivisto Rune w151) in three different conical shapes in collaboration with Swedish architecture & design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. All three are super-sized with the dimensions.
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, the almost zero-sized light source does no longer limit 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, 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; dreamlike – when experienced in reality.