Holocene No. 4: John Pawson


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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. Crucible-like in profile, the lantern is fabricated in stainless steel and aluminum, with matte exterior surfaces and a polished internal core, to reflect and amplify the flame. The piece is designed for indoor and outdoor use and scaled to feel comfortable in a range of applications, singly or in groups, on the dining table or a window sill, standing on the floor or hanging from a wall.

The parts will darken naturally over time and fingerprints, grease, water, etc. may leave stains on the surface. If you wish to keep the high polished surfaces, wash with mild soap or detergent, then rinse in clean water and wipe dry with a soft cloth. The product should never be placed in a dishwasher.

Use a 4 mm Ø wick for best result. The quality of wicks differs, it is recommended to use the style of wick provided with the lantern. Spare wicks can be bought at holocenefromwastberg.com. Recommended functional height of the wick is 3 mm. Use only high quality clear paraffin oil for oil lamps. Wipe the lamp clean of possible oil spill between uses.


  • Made In: Sweden
  • Material: Stainless Steel and Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 5.3"Dia x 17.1"H
  • Additional Information: Wick included. Lamp oil not included.
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