Founded in 2008 by Magnus Wästberg in Helsingborg, Sweden. Throughout the years, Wästberg has established long-lasting collaborations with leading architects and designers such as Ilse Crawford, David Chipperfield, Claesson Koivisto Rune, and Dirk Winkel.
Our products are developed in Sweden and can be found in offices, homes, hotels, and museums all over the world, earning us international acclaim and over 50 prestigious design awards.
A linear spotlight
At first glance, w181 Linier resembles a linear pendant lamp. However, a closer look at its geometrically strict body reveals that there’s more than meets the eye.
Precisely defined light
A series of 256 deep-recessed individual optical systems, packed ultra-tight, provides a crisp directed light.
Separate anti-glare compartments allow for a precisely defined field of warm, well-balanced and glare-free light.
Versatile, integrated dimming
For a smoother user experience, the w181 Linier is available with integrated dimming wheels at both ends; each can be turned independently to set the desired light level, allowing for optimal adaptability.
A choice of three colour temperatures
Depending on your particular needs, w181 Linier is available in three different colour temperatures – 2700 K, 3000 K and 4000 K.
A lot of effort has been put into the precision engineering of w181 Linier’s sleek black aluminium body. For example, w181 Linier is suspended at its Bessel points to create perfect balance and stability in relation to its long, slender proportions.
Dirk Winkel is a Berlin-based product designer who graduated from the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin, followed by a MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art (RCA) London in 2010.
He is specialised in lighting and furniture design and worked for different designers and design houses in Berlin and London before setting up his own studio in Berlin in summer 2011. Driven by belief in the beauty of formal purism and the classic principle of 'less but better', some of his great interests are the exploration of pushing the boundaries of mass production techniques, the rethinking of light and lighting paradigms, and the investigation of new materials and their potential.
From 2012 to 2016 he has been teaching Technology and Construction in Design in the Industrial Design course of the UdK Berlin. His work has been featured by Frame, DAMn, icon, Surface, Monocle, Gestalten Verlag and many more and was on display at numerous places like Art Basel Miami, the VitraHaus or the London Design Museum and has won several awards and nominations like GOOD DESIGN (Chicago Athenaeum), Swedish Design Award (Svensk Form), Designs of the Year, the German Design Award 2015 and the Editors‘ Choice Award 2016 (Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair)
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