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≲ 231 MIN - the Rise & Fall of a CandleBy Jim Rokos

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US$ 430



Material: Glass

Suitable for Outdoor Use

Dimensions: 32.5cm (H) x 18.2cm (W) x 0.2cm (D) / 12.8" (H) x 7.2" (W) x 0.08" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

The idea to create a candleholder made of borosilicate came whilst watching the movie 'The Favourite' at the cinema, because there was so much candle lighting in the film. After a few months of sketching different shapes it became clear that a shape would work as a timepiece. By adjusting the amount of water contained one changes the amount of time that the candle will burn for before it capsizes and self-extinguishes. This burn time may be discovered by referring to a graph which gives time verses water quantity (measured in millilitres).

The object is named after the candle's maximum approximate burn time of 231 minutes (three hours and fifty one minutes). It is individually mouth-blown and formed by hand on a lathe by a highly skilled craftsman using the same processes that create chemistry apparatus.

There is a reduced fire risk as a result of the self-extinguishing feature of the invention.

'An impressively simple, physical principle translated into a beautiful, decorative object.'
Jury statement - German Design Award 2021

GTIN: 5070000708454


Artist Profile

Born: 1973
Hometown: London
Based in: London

Rokos' works are inventive and practical, behaving in surprising ways in use.
He trained in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He almost exclusively designs homeware to be built from borosilicate glass because it can be formed by hand with a high degree of precision which allows asymmetrical shapes …


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