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Introducing the new multipurpose w182 Pastille light by Industrial Facility for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg

Swedish contemporary lighting company Wästberg is known for its illuminating collaborations with design luminaries from architects Claesson Koivisto Rune who created the ‘surprisingly small’ pendant w131 to French designer Inga Sempé who has created two lights for the brand, the multipurpose w153 Île and the simple pendant w103.

At Orgatec 2018, Cologne’s biennial workplace furniture fair, Wästberg is debuting two new families of lights: the w181 Linier, an ‘optical system’ that resembes a simple linear pendant by Berlin-based designer Dirk Winkel and the w182 Pastille – showcased in this playful film – by London-based design duo Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, aka Industrial Facility.

The simple light, a pure disc attached to a slender frame has been designed in three iterations (floor, desk and clampable versions) to adapt to a variety of spatial conditions, showcased in this playful film. Made of a high performance bio-polyamide, based on 60 per cent biologically sourced, recyclable material, w182 Pastille features a single LED, diffusing an ambient, dimmable light that softly illuminates surfaces. The disc element can be rotated up, down and around, making the lamp suitable for a multitude of domestic or office environments. Watch it in action.

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.