February 07, 2017.
After nine years of activity, Wästberg has decided to take another step back in history – by launching light sources not requiring electricity, that is a candleholder and two oil lamps in brass. Holocene can be seen as a tribute to Fire. Also to Man. The premiere collection of Holocene have been developed in collaboration with Ilse Crawford, David Chipperfield and Jasper Morrison.
– Holocene was a geological period, stretching from 11.700 to about 100 years ago, that is, it started after the last ice age and can be described as the period when Man lived in harmony with Nature, was careful with resources, cherished Fire, did not allow it to run amok … well, neither literally nor symbolically, says Magnus Wästberg, Founder and CEO of Wästberg.
Wästberg introduced the idea to some of the world‘s leading designers (Ilse Crawford and David Chipperfield had already designed lights for the company). This resulted in a candleholder and two oil lamps in brass.
The premiere collection of Holocene was displayed for the first time at Skridskopaviljongen, Skeppsholmen, on 7 February 2017.