Celebrated Architect John Pawson’s first Wästberg lamp combines curved and rectilinear elements to create a quietly monumental volume. Notched cut-outs in the form contribute detail to the lamp’s distinctive profile, while also serving the functional purpose of shaping the way the light is cast and creating an entry point for the cable. The lighting solution on the w223 is specifically designed to highlight the lamps sculptural qualities and is dimmable, so the light source can be reduced to an intriguing glow.
Each version explores a contrasting interaction of material and light, in the form of the lambent potential of marble and the reflective quality of aluminium. The solid marble of the finest quality, skillfully crafted by artisans with profound experience and technical know-how, gives w223 Pawson remarkable heft and beauty. The w223 Pawson is a beautiful object and once turned on, the light further enhances the white marble’s intrinsic luminosity. In contrast, the aluminium version of w223 Pawson has been masterfully and seamlessly crafted and features a striking, matte exterior and a hollow interior that creates a fascinating play between shadows and reflections.