A collaboration between Swedish lighting brand Wästberg and German designer Dirk Winkel results in an innovative technical table lamp.
w127 is made from a fibreglass-reinforced bioplastic containing 60% biologically sourced material, which is castor oil, taken from the castor plant which does not compete with worldwide food production due to different agricultural requirements. "When I started thinking about the design, I had the desire to challenge the perception and the common preconceptions of a material that is normally known to people just as ‘plastics’. I knew that I would like to go further than what’s the norm not only in terms of function and the look, but about the feel and tactility of the material as well," said designer about his purpose to make plastic more friendly to use and haptic without any surface coating.
Beautifully designed catalogue from Wästberg documents whole process of this collaboration.