Piqué and Double Piqué by Studio Glithero

London designers Studio Glithero have produced a pair of self-supporting candles called Piqué and Double Piqué for Los Angeles design brand Artecnica.

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They are made using the traditional technique of candle dipping and no two candles are ever identical.

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The candles will be on display at Maison & Objet in Paris from January 23 -27, and the New York Gift Fair from January 25-29, 2009.

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Here's some more information from Studio Glithero:

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Piqué and Double Piqué are a lithe duo of hand-dipped candles that stand independently on their curving frames. Piqué is a single-wick candle while Double Piqué offers a double candle variation. Multiple candles can be arranged to create a magnitude of light. Piqué is available in packs of two.

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Studio Glithero, a London-based partnership of designers Sarah van Gameren and Tim Simpson have reinterpreted the traditional technique of candle dipping in their exploration of age-old candle production methods. Configurations of string are formed, and then repeatedly dipped into vats of molten wax until the finished pieces emerge. By using the original technique of the artisan, no two candles are ever identical. Candle dipping is one of those beautiful techniques where the process is always a bit unpredictable.

Piqué
Height 9.5 in / 24.13 cm
Diameter 4.65 in / 11.81 cm

Double Piqué
Height 9.5 in / 24.13 cm
Length 8.3 in / 21.08cm
Width 3.64 in / 9.24 cm

This January, Los Angeles based design firm, Artecnica, will launch its 2009 collection at Maison & Objet in Paris, France from January 23 -27 and the New York Gift Fair from January 25-29, 2009. The international launch will introduce seven product collections by acclaimed designers Tord Boontje, Tahmineh Javanbakht, Stephen Johnson, Studio Glithero, and Emma Woffenden.

With vibrancy and colour at the centre of these collections, Artecnica delivers an effervescent range of innovative design at its brightest.

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