Claesson Koivisto Rune designs giant conical pendant lamps for Wästberg

“Today, thanks to LED, the almost zero-sized light source does no longer limit the size and shape of the light fixture,” said a statement from the brand. Stockholm design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a set of three huge cone-shaped lamps for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg. “The light fixture has always had an additional role apart from providing light – it shapes the room,” said Wästberg, which also has designs by David Chipperfield and Nendo in its range. Related story: W101 by Claesson Koivisto Rune for WästbergWästberg claims that as lightbulbs have become smaller, shades have also become smaller as a consequence. Each was created to push the limits of spun aluminium yet still fit through a conventional door frame. Suspended from ceiling fixtures, the lamps can be hung individually or together as a set at various heights. “Consequently, minimising has become the design rule.”
The pendants by Claesson Koivisto Rune are designed to counter this trend, creating centrepieces within interior spaces. Claesson Koivisto Rune and Wästberg’s previous collaborations include the small colourful W131 pendant lamps made from recycled aluminium, and the W101 task light made entirely of paper.

Updated: 27.11.2014 — 18:24