We saw Paul Loebach's Distortion Candlestick last summer, but after seeing them for sale at the RISDWorks store, we thought they deserved another mention. The candlesticks are "distorted through a 3D rendering program, rapid prototyped, then cast." The resin used to cast is a bit disarming at first, as you expect the candlestick to feel like wood or powdercoated metal instead of a vinyl-like surface. Regardless, Loebach's pieces would be a fun addition to any place-setting, whether in a modern home or for a traditional home with a funky twist. Pun intended.
Dave Seliger is a Postgrad Fellow in Logistics and Ext Affairs at the NYC Office of Emergency Management. He has extensive experience helping firefighters, police officers, and disaster responders improve their services through design.