W182 PASTILLE C1
by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
w182 pastille can be described as a pure disc of light, attached to a thin line – a construction that allows a variety of ‘surfaces’ to be illuminated. Different to task lamps that illuminate in a focused way; or table and pendant lamps that provide ambient light; w182 pastille sees environments as surfaces to softly illuminate a wall, a floor or a table. It is able to freely articulate between these surfaces by rotating up, down and around. It is a gentle light that is complimentary to interiors, that reflects how we would like to live and work.
w182 pastille is made of a high-performance material. A bio-polyamide that is based on over 60% biologically sourced and recyclable material from the castor plant. Its material provides warmth and strength, making w182 pastille lighter and easier to adjust from anywhere on the lamp. At the top of its vertical pole is a single control button.
w182 pastille creates a remarkable spread of light that is warm and dimmable all from a single LED rather than an array. It is achieved by reaching a state of equilibrium between its single light source, a large reflector and large diffuser. The result is a new kind of simplicity where the diffuser itself is as malleable with the hand as any other part of the lamp.
Since w182 pastille is about illuminating surfaces, attention has been paid to how it can adapt to a variety of spatial conditions. It can sit on a table; clamp to a desk or shelf; hang from a wall; stand high on a floor; or integrate into a table or wall surface with no visible cable.