Wästberg’s Holocene No.2 is David Chipperfield’s minimalist interpretation of the traditional oil lamp. The gist of the lantern lies in its structure, which partly hides and partly reveals the flame; the walls of the lantern are movable, so it is possible to change its look by moving them to the desired position.

Wästberg’s Holocene collection is a tribute to fire, mankind’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 mankind, and that it still offers ways to create atmospheric and pleasant lighting – either instead of or alongside electric lights.


Holocene No.2: David Chipperfield oil lamp


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9,4 cm
10,5 cm
Only use high-quality lamp oil. Recommended wick diameter 2 mm, height 3 mm.
Care instructions
Handwash only. Please note that brass will naturally darken over time and fingerprints, grease, water etc. may leave stains on the surface. If you wish to keep the high polished surface, you will need to polish the brass regularly with a brass polish.

David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield (b. 1953 in London) is an internationally acclaimed architect and designer. He is particularly known for is achievements in architecture, but he has also designed furniture and lamps, among other things, for several companies. His multiple awards include e.g. the RIBA Gold Metal for lifetime achievement and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies van Der Rohe award. In 2010 he was also knighted as recognition of his work in architecture. David Chipperfield Architects has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.

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