Handlebar Candlesticks by Yen-Wen Tseng


Taiwanese designer Yen-Wen Tseng, a student at Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm, has created a set of rubber candlesticks designed to feel like bicycle handlebars.

Called Handlebar Candlesticks, each piece resembles a series of discs stacked to form the profile of a traditional candlestick.

Here is some more information from Yen-Wen Tseng:


The candlestick is inspired by traditional bicycle handlebars. The soft stripes provide an impressive feeling of touch when gripping it. I followed the simplicity of production and adjust the outline of the stripes to be that of a classic candlestick.

The flexible rubber material provides more tolerance to candles with a little difference. Moreover, the wax dropping on the candlestick is easier to remove.

Posted on Tuesday February 9th 2010 at 1:32 am by Chris Barnes. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • susana

    o o o ~ i dont know if robber is the material. but i like the form

  • Clifford

    Enough with the renderings!

  • modular

    now I want to sleep

  • Billy Bob

    Very nice. But it does remind me of that project posted here last year where someone had proposed some bicycle handlebars made to feel like wax candles.

  • theJ

    I agree, no more renderings, if it doesn’t exist don’t publish it.

  • Cr

    @theJ .. quote of the year bro ! ‘if it doesn’t exist don’t publish it’

  • Mark

    i’d say the blue one is real.

  • famul

    I don’t get it ! I have sent some interesting projects with real objects being photographed, which have not being published. All the sudden I see things like this published! Dismoralizing !
    Dezeen please, have some criteria!

  • SillyBug

    And what’s with rubber candlesticks “designed to feel like bicycle handlebars”?
    OK, go ahead and transfer the visual quality and manifacturing technique if you like, but why make the candlestick – bike handlebar connection at all?!