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Holocene No. 4: John Pawson


Wästberg has unveiled an addition to its Holocene collection – Holocene No. 4: John Pawson, in collaboration with internationally celebrated architect John Pawson.

John Pawson’s design for Holocene takes the notion of the oil lantern and meticulously reduces it to its essence in terms of function, form and palette, as a container for fire, with the means to carry or suspend it for the home and beyond, given its versatility.

Crucible-like in profile, the oil lantern is fabricated in stainless steel and aluminium, with matte exterior surfaces and a polished internal core, to reflect and amplify the flame. Holocene No.4 measures W155 x H435 mm and is designed for indoor and outdoor use. The design has been deliberately scaled to feel comfortable in a range of environments. Used on its own or grouped in clusters, Holocene No.4 looks great on a dining table or a window sill, standing on the floor or hanging from a wall.

Holocene is a collection of light sources not requiring electricity. First launched by Wästberg in 2017, three Holocene’s have launched thus far, developed in collaboration with Ilse Crawford, David Chipperfield and Jasper Morrison.