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What Did You Learn When Magnus Wästberg Was Here?

Recently in Australia to visit Euroluce, Swedish lighting designer Magnus Wästberg brought with him copies of his lighting design manifesto, Lamps for Neanderthal Man.

The Sydney event scene in the design space rarely has a night off. And recently in October architects, interior designers, specifiers, design enthusiasts and the local design media such as Habitus had one more, extra special reason to celebrate/congregate.

Magnus Wästberg, CEO and founder of Swedish lighting company, Wästberg, made the 18-hour journey to Australian shores to visit his products at the Euroluce showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne.

While he was here, Euroluce’s Sydney Light Studio was transformed, exhibition style, showcasing an extensive selection of lighting designs from the internationally acclaimed Swedish lighting company. Pieces on display included the W182 Pastille, W102 Chipperfield, W171 Alma, W132 Nendo, W103 Sempé and the impressive W151 Extra Large pendants.

Furthermore, Magnus took the time during the course of the evening to share key points from his lighting manifesto, Lamps for Neanderthal Man, that centres on the evolution of lighting design through the ages.

As alluded to in the product names of many of the pieces, Wästberg frequently works on collaborations with some of the most known and celebrated designers and architects the world over, including but by no means limited to nendo, David Chipperfield, Inge Sempé and Jasper Morrison.

Wästberg is available across Australia through Euroluce.


Photography by Andy Robert

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