Wästberg collaborates with Sam Hecht & Kim Colin to update classic w162 Dalston

Since 2008, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading architects and designers, Wästberg has created critically acclaimed lighting solutions that balance aesthetics with the finest technical properties. Take, for example, the new w162 Dalston s3, designed in cooperation with London-based Industrial Facility, headed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin.

The original w162 Dalston lamp, was developed together with Sam Hecht & Kim Colin 10 years ago. At the time, Wästberg’s knowledge in LED technology was used to create a pendant lamp that appears simple, graceful and recognizable in form. The light softly illuminate any interior while also softly illuminating the outside of its shade. Since its launch, w162 Dalston has been honed and perfected with multiple updates.



Building on these qualities, in 2024 a new variant is launched – w162 Dalston S3. This new shade introduces an alternative graphical form – smaller, singular in material, all made in die cast aluminum, with a technical grace that is suited for smaller illumination applications. w162 Dalston s3 is available in three colours (silk grey, graphite black and aluminium).

In addition, the LED engine comes in tumbled raw aluminium, with no extra finish or protective coating. Over time, the natural structure of the surface takes on a beautiful, distinctive patina through handling and oxidation. The benefits of this austere finish can also be measured in terms of more efficient use of energy and materials in manufacture and recycling.

About Sam Hecht & Kim Colin
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin founded their design firm, Industrial Facility, in London, seeking to combine thoughtful design with a unique feel for our times, thus creating beauty through the functionality of the products, furniture and exhibitions they design. Hecht is from London, where he trained as an industrial designer, while Colin is from Los Angeles and trained as an architect. They have been honoured as Royal Designers for Industry, a title recognising consistent outstanding design and significant contributions to society. Their work is represented at MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the V&A in London.