David Chipperfield and Wästberg have created the ultimate battery lamp The w241 Faro

Together with a number of the world’s foremost architects and designers, Wästberg has since 2008 succeeded in creating attention-grabbing lighting solutions, with an emphasis on both aesthetic and technical qualities. As in the case of the new w241 Faro hybrid lamp, created in collaboration with British architect Sir David Chipperfield, inspired by a traditional lighthouse.

The w241 Faro, which premieres at the Wästberg stand during the Stockholm Furniture Fair 6–10 February, is a portable and rechargeable lamp without compromise, which is a promising interior detail indoors – and an ideal companion out to the garden and balcony. The batteries, which last up to 20 hours at a time, are charged in four hours with the included power cord. The seamless dimming function enables both a bright, friendly light and a more discreet, more intimate glow. The lamp is made of die-cast aluminum and is available in five different colours: Gray white, Pure red, Traffic green, Chocolate brown and Black grey. As an accessory, there is a remote control that can control up to 25 devices. (The color scale is based on the small port of Corrubedo in Spain. Here you can also find David Chipperfield’s Bar do Porto, which has the same color palette).


The lamp is also available in a tumbled raw aluminum finish, without additional coating or protective treatments. The naturally textured surface has a tactile depth and over time the lamp acquires a beautiful, distinctive patina thanks to marks, stains, fingerprints and oxidation. The great advantages of the stripped finish can also be described in terms of better management of energy and resources during manufacture and reuse.


Sir David Chipperfield, born in London in 1953, today runs five architectural offices in London, Berlin, Milan, Shanghai and Santiago de Compostela. Among his more important awards can be mentioned the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and the British knighthood for services in architecture. He was chosen in 2023 as a recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in recognition of a lifetime’s work.