Swedish lighting company Wästberg has introduced Winkel w127, a dimmable table lamp manufactured in glass-reinforced bio-sourced polyamide.
The LED lamp uses micro gas spring technology more normally found in the automotive industry. The PA material is a blend with more than 60% of its content derived from castor oil raw material.
The lamp was designed for Wästberg by Dirk Winkel, based in Germany. As well as the sustainable aspect of the material selection, Winkel said he was also motivated by tactility.
During the design process, he said “it was clear that one of the greatest things I was missing in typical designs made of plastic was a significant impression of substance, of materiality”.
In reference to the glass reinforcement, he said: “Technically, there was an equal desire to go for a high performance material that delivers the mechanical strength and rigidity for this product to last a long life while offering the possibility of doing large, solid cross-sections which are normally next to impossible in our chosen process of injection moulding.”