wedge of matter

Wedge a candle into the fissure in a lump of material, and use it as a candle holder. Because we can change the width of the fissure at will, the holder can accommodate candles of all shapes and sizes.
The candleholder even looks like a ‘lump of matter’ when not in use, and there’s such contrast with the sharp edge of the break. It’s a gentle form like a serving vessel.
We were aiming for a design that would take full advantage of the inherent characteristics of the material, for example its ability to be stabilised by its own weight and the friction with the surface, so we chose two materials for the piece: a glass-coated brass and a matte-finished marble.

for Milan Design week
Hiroshi Iwasaki