Kishu by Maya Selway

Interieur 2012: objects that seem like half-finished sketches of candle holders, vases, bowls and bottles won British designer Maya Selway second prize in the Object category of the Interieur Design Awards at the Interieur design biennale in Kortrijk, Belgium, last week (+ slideshow).

Kishu by Maya Selway

Each object in the Kishu collection is carefully weighted at its base to support its lopsided structure. "I worked for a long time to get the balance just right," Selway told Dezeen.

The delicate pieces are made from oxidised copper, and the vase also has a shallow silver dish for holding water.

Kishu by Maya Selway

The bottles and bowls are purely decorative, but the candle holder and the vase can be used as shown.

Selway trained as a silversmith and jeweller at Camberwell College of Arts in London and Bishopsland near Reading, and has also worked making props and building sets for theatre and film.

Kishu by Maya Selway

Other unusual candle holders we've featured on Dezeen include one with a sandpaper base for striking matches and a series of stackable candle holders made from copper, steel and lumps of concrete.

At Interieur 2012 we also reported on a concept car by Ross Lovegrove that invites a primitive emotional response and a table, lamp and bookshelf made from concrete by Matali Crasset – see all our stories about Interieur 2012.

Kishu by Maya Selway

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