W101 by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Wästberg

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Milan 2010: Swedish architects and designers Claseeon Koivisto Rune will launch a task light made entirely of paper in Milan next week.

Designed for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg, the W101 light is made of pressed sheets of DuraPulp, a mixture of wood pulp and starch made by forestry products company Södra.

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Here's some info from Wästberg:


Claesson Koivisto Rune w101

At Milan Design Week 2010, April 14 - 19 at Superstudio Piú, Swedish lighting company Wästberg will launch a paper task light made in DuraPulp.

DuraPulp is made from 100 percent renewable fibres and is fully biodegradable. The lamp has been developed in close collaboration with Swedish forestry industry company Södra and Swedish architects and designers Claesson Koivisto Rune.

“This high-tech LED task light has its entire structure made of bio-degradable paper. It is built from sandwiched paper sheets of DuraPulp, a mix of paper pulp and starch polymer.

For being paper, it is very strong and durable. But the folded geometry of the lamp also makes for rigidity, and is not just for sculptural effect.

The lamp structure is compostable and uses an absolute minimum of material. The custom-designed, state-of-the-art LED solution provides the most electricity conserving, quality light possible.

And the directed light itself puts the light where you need it without spill. We dare anyone to manufacture a more ecological electric lamp.” / Claesson Koivisto Rune

Technical description:

Dimmable task light. Warm white LEDs with asymmetric reflectors and asymmetric diffuser.

Technical Information:

Light source: 4 x 1,2 W LED
Colour temperature: 3.000 K
CRI > 90


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  • Bryce

    This is great.

    xoxo

  • NICO

    GREAT POST! GREAT IMAGES AND DAMN SEXY PRODUCT! I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE LIGHT IN ACTION THOUGH … CAN’T REALLY TELL FROM THAT FIRST IMAGE

  • http://sculptasticdelight.blog.com sculptasticdelight

    looks pretty cool
    hopefully it can accommodate everything in its light

  • Capstick

    I completely love it. Great work!

  • lars

    where is the light? where are the cables? the converter?
    and how do you cool four 1.2 W leds with paper?
    ckr already did other led based designs, they should know it
    needs some aluminium…

  • http://whspr.me/1Ky Prof Z.

    sodrapulplabs is a great site to understrand durapulp material research behind this great design

    http://www.sodrapulplabs.com/#/overview/

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkgn7-9bCr8 logorithm

    Very nice form and interesting material! But where’s the light? I don’t get it how the lamp works.

    And why should a lamp be made from bio-degradable material? Is the lamp meant to be disposable?

    I believe it’s not gonna be cheap. Tell us the price.

  • designgurunyc

    Not a finished design or product. It is beautiful pre wiring, pre light, pre converter, but the test will be to see the finished product, which I think will look imbalanced and childish. Let’s however not judge until we see it, and applaud the initial draught.

  • Tonero

    Thanks Prof Z for the site info.

  • Nathan

    Great to see the process images — would love to see that more often on here.