Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe
for Anki Gneib

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Stockholm designer Anki Gneib challenged artistic collective SX70 Europe to transport her enormous carved candlesticks from their place of manufacture in the woods of Sorvi-Pojat in Finland to her studio in Stockholm. They decided to wear suits for the occasion and photograph the journey.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

Eirik V Johnsen and Kristian Pohl of Mentalpropell transported the Holy candle sticks as the first in a series of experiments called Overland Express, for which they intend to photograph large and unwieldy objects as they're transported across different landscapes.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

Gneib's candle holders are each carved from a single piece of wood with a brass insert in the top to protect them from fire.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

There's also a smaller version called Holy Moly.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

She showed them at NK department store during Stockholm Design Week, which took place from 6 to 12 February. See all our stories about the event here.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

Here are some more details from Anki Gneib:


HOLY - by Anki Gneib

More than ever we need to surround ourselves with objects that inspire us, that create a mood and make us reflect. The monumental candlestick Holy encourages us to celebrate in our everyday lives.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

Holy embraces the Scandinavian traditions of worship and the importance of illumination during our long winter nights with the magical warmth of the candlelight.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

The shapes are drawn from classical models, each with its own expression, that complement and interact
with each other.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

They are turned from a single piece of wood, with a natural finish or painted with Swedish traditional colors.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

HOLY MOLY: height 1600, 1400 and 1100 mm.
Adapted for pillar candles with 150 and 80 mm in diameter.

HOLY: height 570, 490 and 390 mm.
Adapted for taper candles, tealights and pillar candles with 40 mm in diameter.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

Each candle has a candleholder in brass to protect against fire and candlegrease.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

HOLY has had a long journey. I was curious to see how HOLY would interact with the landscape and challenged the artist collective SX70 Europe to travel with HOLY from Sorvi-Pojat in Finland to Stockholm. They have done this in their own inimitable style, and I am proud to share their project SILENT CARGO with you.

SILENT CARGO – an Overland Express project by SX70 Europe

We wanted to explore how HOLY would interact with the slow, flat landscape in Ostrobothnia. The suited gentlemen from mentalpropell.com accepted the task of letting HOLY inspire them on their way from Sievi to Stockholm. Their investigation of HOLY has led us to see new aspects, both of the candlesticks and of the suited gentlemen. Transporting monumental candlesticks led us to new insights on the interaction between physical objects, people and landscapes.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

Kristian Pohl and Eirik Vandvik Johnsen has explored Deadline Art projects since 1988. «Silent Cargo» is our 18th project, and the first one in the series «Overland Express». Later «Overland Express» projects will further investigate what happens when large, unwieldy, mysterious objects are transported over large distances.

Silent Cargo by SX70 Europe for Anki Gneib

  • Designing

    Idea = Tony Hawks Around Ireland with a Fridge?

  • http://www.gymmachinesinfo.com Kit

    Hope it doesn't get broken!

  • Greenish

    These are hilarious, love it.

  • http://www.tiipii.com.au Salli @ Tiipii

    I love these! Can they be transported all the way to Australia please?

  • Candelario Bach

    Those objects are not carved out of a single piece of wood, unless that piece was lumbered into small strips and then reglued.