- John Pawson
British designer and architect John Pawson has created a minimalist and understated table lamp for lighting company Wästberg. The design combines curved and rectilinear elements to create a quietly monumental volume. Notched cut-outs in the form contribute detail to the lamp's distinctive profile, while also serving the functional purpose of shaping the way the light is cast and creating an entry point for the cable. Each version explores a contrasting interaction of material and light—the lambent potential of marble and the reflective quality of aluminium.
Solid marble of the finest quality, skilfully crafted by artisans, gives w223 Pawson remarkable heft and beauty. The aluminium version features a striking, matt exterior and a hollow interior, for a fascinating play between shadows and reflections.