Design by Ilse Crawford
Part of Holocene series from Westberg
Fire allowed humans to conquer half continents.
Fire enabled the industrialisation of the world.
Industrialisation accelerated ruthless exploitation.
Ruthless exploitation caused greater stress on humans.
Electricity further increased the level of stress, now we could work around the clock.
With flood light lamps in the office ceilings, powerlessness picked up. The feeling of powerlessness put an end to the lively discussions around the fire.
After barely a decade of activity, Wästberg decided to take another step back in history – and launch light sources not requiring electricity. Once again, some of the world’s leading designers were invited. The name of the light sources was clear. Holocene can be seen as a tribute to fire. Also to man.
llse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre.
Dimensions: W150 x H30 mm