The lighting company Wästberg emerged from a young Swedish man's precocious insight. He had identified a systemic failure prevailing in most of the offices and public places of the world - a problem so monumental that no one neither bothered, nor wanted to, confront it. In a printed manifesto entitled Lamps for Neanderthal Man (2008), he outlined a development gone awry a very long time ago. In brief, man had, in a misguided pursuit of efficiency and standardization, been deprived of private spheres, with light as sole protection and trust.