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.