Wästberg is a young Swedish light manufacturer of international scope under the leadership of the entrepreneur Markus Wästberg. The company is located in Helsingborg, in the south-east province of Schonen.
Lights by the Swedish light manufacturer Wästberg feature a distinctive, clear no-frills design. The light fixtures are mostly made of aluminium and steel. The unostentatious design brings the light to the fore.
The birth of Wästberg lights can be seen as a mission. When he founded the company in 2008, Markus Wästberg wanted to discourage the use of sterile light in open offices and offical buildings. The young Swede wrote a manifesto with an evocative title "Lamps for Neanderthal Man" in 2008. Wästberg wished to make the light more human. More precisely, it meant giving up cold, white ceiling illumination and replacing it with direct and pleasant lighting. His idea was to create a lighting ambience in which people feel good.
Wästberg lights demonstrate the influence of the country they originate from with a minimalist design. At the centre of Wästberg's aesthetics are suspensions, table and floor lamps which are endowed with sophisticated function and lighting technology.
Although only nine years old, the company can proudly boast of its numerous collaborations with industrial designers and internationally famous architects. Among them are the British architect, Sir David Chipperfield, the Japanese studio nendo and the French industrial designer, Inga Sempé. Most series bear the names of their designers.
Collaboration with famous designers works out well. Wästberg lights have been awarded numerous important national and international prizes. Among them are eight Good Design Awards, five Reddots Awards, the design prize of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Elle Interior Design Award, the Swedish design prize, the Wallpaper design prize and many others.