Key facts

Product:
Optical Candle Holder | Black
Family:
Optical Candle Holder
Manufacturer:
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Designer:
Stokke Austad >
Order number:
4712539
Architonic ID:
1438512
Country:
Denmark
Manufacturer groups :
Dining-table a...-Candlesticks/Candleholder >
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Product description

Dimensions – H: 8,5 cm, W: 14 cm
Materials – Powder Coated Steel
Colours – Black, White

Concept

Optical is a fine and decorative candle holder from the Oslo-based designers Jonas Ravlo Stokke & Øystein Austad. The holder consists of various geometrical shapes that balance and almost flow on top of each other. It is a bit of an optical illusion. Inspiration came from the infamous Bauhaus movement, their numerous creative experiments with geometry and the quest for the perfect balance between form and function. When we asked STOKKEAUSTAD what the most important thing to remember as a designer is - the duo (amongst many other clever things) said, “It is important for designers not to rely to heavily on CAD while designing. It’s a truly tremendous tool, and today industrial design would not be possible without it, but it’s important to remember that working in cardboard or foam gives you immediate answers, that are difficult to envision otherwise. Especially regarding size and proportions.”
We love that thought and suspect that Optical Candle Holder was created exactly that way.