w164 alto is a new type of free standing lamp for indirect light. The pole houses a sophisticated 9.000 Lumen multi-directional LED technique, giving a very even and super-wide-angle light distribution. Almost 180°. The top disc of the base is a large dimming wheel, which also includes the switch. w164 alto features dynamic dimming meaning that the colour temperature of the light gets warmer when the lamp is dimmed down. The off-centre lateral constellation of the cylindrical units evokes a brutalist, deconstructionist view on architecture. w164 alto shares these values to become the definition of the attitude behind the concept.
Dirk Winkel is a Berlin-based product designer who specialises in lighting and furniture design. He has been teaching Design Construction at the Industrial Design course of the UdK since 2012, and has received numerous awards for his designs including Designs of the Year and the German Design Award 2015.