JWDA pendant is part of a series of lamps inspired by traditional oil lamps.
The lamp is made from honest materials – metal and glass – ennobled by the refinement of its design. Simplified and reduced of clutter to its essence, JWDA is minimalist lamp – but with a strong character. It roundedness expresses warmth and friendliness. The lamp represents a study in the contrasts between the raw character of the metal and the delicate glass. Unusually for a pendant lamp, JWDA features a dimmer switch on its base, a practical function that makes this a perfect pendant to hang over a dining table or office desk.
Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell’s studio is based in downtown Stockholm but his collaborations stretch as far as China and North America. His work has come to be known for its playfulness and clever compact living. “I try to reduce unnecessary details and emphasize a function or main character, which often results in simple but expressive objects with soft shapes – and sometimes over-sized, playful details. I have come to call this a type of ‘generous minimalism’.”
And in a culture with a tendency to consume and throw away, Jonas wants to create work that stays relevant for years to come. In 2008, he was named by Wallpaper* magazine as of the world’s 50 hottest young architects.