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Blaker candle holder
Blaker is a candle holder designed by Roderick Vos. The name “Blaker” refers to a candle holder from days gone by: a candlestick for one candle with a handle on it, used to find tour way at home in the dark of the night. The Blaker candle holder is made in the Netherlands from cast aluminium and finished with a beautiful black powder coating. Special is that Blaker can be used in two ways: one side is for a 21 mm candle, the other side for a tealight or a thicker candle. Blaker, a beautiful and practical candle holder.
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Blaker candle holder
Blaker is a candle holder designed by well known Dutch designer Roderick Vos. The name “Blaker” refers to a candle holder from days gone by: a candlestick for one candle with a handle on it, used to find tour way at home in the dark of the night before electric lighting was commonplace. The Blaker candle holder is made in the Netherlands from cast aluminium and finished with a beautiful black powder coating. Special is that Blaker can be used in two ways: one side is for a 21 mm candle, the other side has a wider opening for a tealight or a thicker candle.
Blaker - background
A ‘blaker”, or a sconce is a low candle holder with a flat foot, usually provided with a handle in the form of an eye or a shank. Usually a blaker also has a raised edge around, to avoid melted candle wax from dripping off. Before electricity became common in buildings, sconces were commonly used as simple lamp or flashlight. Sconces were usually made of brass or copper, also of tin and in some cases also of ceramics. Today they are still used but only as decoration.
Roderick Vos (Groningen, 1965) studied Industrial Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 1987 he moves to Japan for 8 months, where he finds an excellent tutor in GK Industrial Associates/Tokyo, founded by Kenji Ekuan. Partly Asian himself, this particular period gave evidently a larger impact for his personal interest in Asian Culture and it’s products. After his graduation in 1990 he starts together with his partner Claire Vos, an industrial designer too, his design office ‘Studio Roderick Vos’ , based in s'Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
Design according to Roderick Vos
Roderick Vos has a clear concept of design: “In my opinion design should be humble; it fails often as designers try to hard to create in their words “design”. I try to create products with magical simplicity; products should be able to tell their own “story” to the consumer. I hate most times the intellectual approach towards “design matters”.” The end result should be self explanatory. I personally always question the legitimacy of a product before I introduce it to my clients. One thing is for sure: emotion is definitely the most important key to a succesfull product”. And further: “I like the idea/theory of ‘evolution’ in products: ‘does a product have the right to ‘live’ and be produced”. I love craft, and at the same time innovative industrial techniques, This is the trademark of my work.”
Studio Roderick Vos
|Coating||:Matt black powder coating|
|Dimensions||: 16,5 x 8,5 x 4 cm (l x w x h)|
|Candle||:Candle or tealight (not included)|
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