w152 Busby by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, 2015
As part of London Design Festival 2015, twentytwentyone's Upper Street shop hosted the launch of the innovative w152 Busby lighting range, designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility for Swedish lighting manufacturers Wästberg.
The w152 Busby light is a source of both light and power. Each unit has three 3A USB outlets integrated into its base and incorporates intelligent power management and device detection system. As a result, it is able to charge computers, phones or other devices at the fastest rate required, regardless of the number of devices plugged in.
Kim Colin and Sam Hecht describe w152 Busby as "a chance to establish new possibilities for the meeting point between light and electronics." They continue: "This is not a story about gadgetry (regardless of technical achievements), but rather an affirmation about how we live – that wherever light is supplied, power is often also required to charge our burgeoning electronic devices."
The w152 Busby range was displayed for LDF 2015 in a bespoke installation designed by Industrial Facility.