Wästberg’s Holocene No.4 is a stripped-down interpretation of the classic oil lamp by British designer John Pawson. The lantern, with a matt surface on the outside and polished on the inside, is also suitable for outdoor use. Indoors, it is a delightfully ambient addition onto a side table or windowsill, and outdoors it can be hung on a porch or balcony, for example, or placed on the steps to serve as an outdoor lantern.
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.