Wastberg

The lighting company Wästberg emerged from a young Swedish man’s precocious insight. He had identified a systemic failure prevailing in most of the offices and public places of the world — a problem so monumental that no one neither bothered, nor wanted to, confront it.

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Wastberg W182 Pastille Wall Lamp
Wastberg W182 Pastille Wall Lamp
8 variants

Wastberg W182 Pastille Wall Lamp

€298,87
Wastberg W181 Linier S Pendant Lamp
Wastberg W181 Linier S Pendant Lamp
5 variants

Wastberg W181 Linier S Pendant Lamp

€953,50
Wastberg W171 Alma C-W Ceiling-Wall Lamp
Wastberg W171 Alma C/W Ceiling/Wall Lamp
4 variants

Wastberg W171 Alma C-W Ceiling-Wall Lamp

€458,59
Wastberg W182 Pastille Table Lamp
Wastberg W182 Pastille Table Lamp
16 variants

Wastberg W182 Pastille Table Lamp

€261,36
Wastberg W153 île Multipurpose Lamp
Wastberg W153 île Multipurpose Lamp
7 variants

Wastberg W153 île Multipurpose Lamp

€261,36
Wastberg W162 Dalston Pendant Lamp
Wastberg W162 Dalston Pendant Lamp
32 variants

Wastberg W162 Dalston Pendant Lamp

€421,08
Wastberg W182 Pastille Floor Lamp
Wastberg W182 Pastille Floor Lamp
8 variants

Wastberg W182 Pastille Floor Lamp

€511,83
Wastberg W171 Alma S Pendant Lamp
Wastberg W171 Alma S Pendant Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W171 Alma S Pendant Lamp

€442,86
Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Table Lamp
Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Table Lamp
4 variants

Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Table Lamp

€634,04
Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Wall Lamp
Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Wall Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Wall Lamp

€634,04
Wastberg Holocene No.1 Table Oil Lamp
Wastberg Holocene No.1 Table Oil Lamp

Wastberg Holocene No.1 Table Oil Lamp

€239,58
Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Floor Lamp
Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Floor Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W102 Chipperfield Floor Lamp

€1.214,84
Wastberg W103 Sempé Table Lamp
Wastberg W103 Sempé Table Lamp
8 variants

Wastberg W103 Sempé Table Lamp

€556,60
Wastberg W127 Winkel Table Lamp
Wastberg W127 Winkel Table Lamp
24 variants

Wastberg W127 Winkel Table Lamp

€352,11
Wastberg W131 Bell Pendant Lamp
Wastberg W131 Bell Pendant Lamp
10 variants

Wastberg W131 Bell Pendant Lamp

€239,58
Wastberg W132 Nendo Pendant Lamp
Wastberg W132 Nendo Pendant Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W132 Nendo Pendant Lamp

€421,08
Wastberg W132 Nendo Floor Lamp
Wastberg W132 Nendo Floor Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W132 Nendo Floor Lamp

€713,90
Wastberg W132 Nendo Table Lamp
Wastberg W132 Nendo Table Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W132 Nendo Table Lamp

€634,04
Wastberg W163 Lampyre Table Lamp
Wastberg W163 Lampyre Table Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W163 Lampyre Table Lamp

€500,94
Wastberg W164 Alto Floor Lamp
Wastberg W164 Alto Floor Lamp
2 variants

Wastberg W164 Alto Floor Lamp

€1.272,92

In a printed manifesto entitled Lamps for Neanderthal Man (2008), he outlined a development gone awry a very long time ago. In brief, man had, in a misguided pursuit of efficiency and standardisation, been deprived of private spheres, with light as sole protection and trust.

Wästberg wanted to bring back light to human proximity. Open the eyes of those who close them, without blinding them. Rekindle the appreciation of sublime shadows and contrasts. Economise on energy and materials, particularly important in a world that has exceeded its moral authority.

With a scaled-down general lighting in the ceiling, and sophisticated direct light from desk lamps, wall lamps, floor lamps and pendant lamps, Wästberg wanted to build a new … whole. Cold and sterile environments with constant static brightness could be turned into atmospheric environments through beautiful and functional lighting that lend well-being. The sophisticated direct lighting remained to be created.

After ten years of activity, Wästberg has now left its own private sphere — to be considered as an established player in, and for, the public eye. This has not hindered the development of lamps for people’s homes.

For the rest, little has changed since the start. What remains is the deep respect for the most basic human need — expressed through the combination of aesthetics, cutting-edge technology and resource conservation. What also remains is the close collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned architects, designers and lighting experts.