The Holocene candle holder by David Chipperfield is part of a series of fire-based light sources by the Swedish lighting company Wästberg. The simple design explores the play of reflections and can be used in various ways: alone, with a matching stand to raise the candle height, or hanging in a wall bracket together with a mirror.
When combined with a mirror the candle holder follows the classical approach of combining a light source with a mirror, increasing the reflection of light into the room. The mirror, made of highly polished steel, is attached to a wallmounted bracket, which holds the candle holder itself. Both the holder and bracket are made of steel coated with red oxide. Like the Holocene oil lamp from 2009, the candle holder is part of the Holocene series, which Wästberg has developed in collaboration with different designers.