Impressively scaled, W5 is the largest iteration of this iconic pendant which is an enduring piece of Danish design history. Conceived in 1951 by Axel Wedel Madsen as a functional light for a workshop and long a familiar sight in homes, schools and offices, it's now relaunched by Denmark brand Made by Hand. The aluminum shade has a reassuring thickness without being heavy, achieved with meticulous production by skilled attention to detail. At over 2 and a half feet in diameter. W5 makes a grand gesture when hung over a dining table or in a lofty space. and comes in a range of crisp black, white or grey finishes as well as a version in silvery lacquered aluminum.
18" h x 32.25" dia (45.5x82cm)
Cord length: 118" (300cm)
Max wattage: 60 W
Made By Hand
Living up to its name, this young Danish design brand debuted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair with just a single product. “After almost a year of preparation, we relaunched the classic Danish workshop lamp from 1951, remade by hand by the original skilled craftsmen—with their techniques from the 1950s—in the original workshop in Denmark,” says Thomas Baldur-Felskov, cofounder and partner.
Made by Hand celebrates fine craftsmanship and understated luxury in the Scandinavian tradition. Guided by a passion for natural materials and timeless functionality, Thomas likens the company's prevailing aesthetic to a white T-shirt. “It should go with everything, from a simple space to a more luxurious setting,” he says. New additions are painstakingly developed with an eye on lasting authenticity. “We don’t feel obligated to bring out new products every year. "