Wästberg’s Holocene No.1 is an elegant, modern interpretation of an oil lantern conceived by Ilse Crawford. Typical of the British designer, the oil lamp’s design language is clean-lined and sophisticated; the most important part of the design is the flame, which is beautifully reflected from the lantern’s glossy brass surface.
Wästberg’s Holocene collection is a tribute to fire, man’s first source of light. The name of the collection comes from geology: Holocene is the geological era that began after the last ice age, when the actions of humans did not yet affect nature. The purpose of the collection is to remind how important an element fire has been to man, and that it still offers ways to create atmospheric and pleasant lighting – either instead of or alongside electric lights.