Design Within Reach Forcola Candle
In celebration of the "feeding the planet" theme of the Milan World's Fair Expo 2015, George Beylerian curated the De Gustibus Collection, an assortment of dining-related objects by the best Italian designers of the past 50 years. The collection's name is a nod toward the Latin maxim De gustibus non est disputandum , which means, "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes." The Forcola Candle (2015) takes its distinct name and shape from a Venetian fórcole , an oarlock typically found on the stern of a gondola that's fashioned to accommodate the unique forward-facing position of the oarsman, who propels and maneuvers the boat with a single oar. Made in Thailand. Materials: Paraffin wax. Measurements:H 6.75" W 3.5" D 2"
Design Within Reach Dome Candleholder
In celebration of the "feeding the planet" theme of the Milan World's Fair Expo 2015, George Beylerian curated the De Gustibus Collection, an assortment of dining-related objects by the best Italian designers of the past 50 years. The collection's name is a nod toward the Latin maxim De gustibus non est disputandum , which means, "In matters of taste, there can be no disputes." The borosilicate glass Dome Candleholder (1977) was put back into production just for this collection. Its designer, architect and industrial designer Gianfranco Frattini, was known for his work in both wood and glass. Candle not included. Made in China. Materials: Borosilicate glass. Measurements:H 3.75" Diameter 7"
Design Within Reach Etch Candleholder
The Etch Candleholder (2010) is digitally manufactured via an industrial process used to produce electronics such as circuit boards. The advanced method allows intricate patterns to be cut – or etched – directly into the metal. With its geodesic structure, one candleholder will throw a mass of interesting shadows in all directions, and multiple candleholders can be locked together to create a larger centerpiece. Born in Tunisia and raised in England, designer Tom Dixon has a reputation that frequently precedes him. His bad boy mystique – Dixon dropped out of art school following a motorcycle accident and spent time playing bass in a rock band – is intriguing when juxtaposed with his unmistakable talent and emergence as one of England's most influential designers. Candle not included. Made in China. Materials: Laser-cut brass, stainless steel or black powder-coated stainless steel. Measurements:Diameter: 4.75"
Design Within Reach Ascalon Menorah
DWR Exclusive Upon finishing his master's in industrial design at Pratt in 2005, Brad Ascalon was named one of the world's "Ten Most Wanted" emerging designers by Wallpaper . He grew up immersed in art and design, and his chosen career is a nod to his father and grandfather, the latter of whom founded a metal arts manufacturing company in Israel in the late 1930s. "He designed hundreds of decorative objects," says Ascalon, "including dozens of menorahs. In fact, one piece he designed is in the permanent collection at the Jewish Museum." Ascalon's father also designs menorahs, but not for tabletops. Rather, he produces one-of-a-kind, large-scale permanent art installations for synagogues around North America. When Ascalon approached us to see if we'd be interested in producing his first menorah design, we enthusiastically agreed. The result is an elegant design crafted out of Carrara marble. "Stylistically, the design finds itself in an interesting niche," says Ascalon, "visually modern with an unexplainable classic undertone. The eight facets correspond to the eight days of Chanukah, and the left and right diagonals create an 18-degree angle. In Judaism, 18 is a very important number symbolizing chai , or ‘life.'" A kosher design, the Ascalon Menorah (2011) accommodates eight candles arranged in a line on one level and a ninth, the shamash (used to light the others), on another. Available with or without 45 hand-dipped 6-inch white candles, which burn clean and bright for more than an hour each. Made in China. Part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Handpicked by Oprah for her 2011 "Favorite Things" issue of O, The Oprah Magazine . Materials: Solid white Carrara marble; wax candles with cotton strings. Measurements:H 1.75" W 2.5" D 11.5"
Design Within Reach Candle Wax Vase
DWR Exclusive Designer Andi Kovel never says she's a glass blower. "I never really wanted to be a glass blower. I just wanted to use it as a material...for my artwork." Yet, along with her partner Justin Parker, Kovel is subtly reinventing the art form. The two renowned artists have created custom work for Lenny Kravitz, Donna Karan's New York flagship shop and Ralph Lauren stores. Parker is one of the top glassblowers, or gaffers, in the country, and Kovel has taught at both NYU and Parsons, among other universities. In their Portland, Oregon, studio, they transform recycled glass and beer bottles into graceful shapes using an electric furnace that doesn't emit carbon dioxide. The Candle Wax Vase becomes its owner's work in progress. Finish the piece by simply burning candles, allowing the colors to drip and collect in the vase, an effect reminiscent of sand drawings. When it's full, return it to Kovel and Parker, and they'll send you a new one. Each is signed by the designer. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 12'' Diameter 9"