Designer: Design Night - Dominic D'Andrea and Tram Pham
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Nimble is a candleholder with a clever twist. The form allows candle wax to pool and dry inside the base. The flexible exterior, when twisted, cracks off the wax. The candle sits in a brass core which can withstand heat. A handle protects your hands and allows for mobility.
We set out to make a candle holder that was beautiful and more importantly practical. We wanted to come up with a solution for an issue that gets overlooked: wax cleanup. Many candle holders mainly focus on the act of holding the candle. After an hour or so, candle wax often overflows and drips onto the candle holder and/or table surface. Cleaning wax is messy and annoying. Nimble solves this problem. The form of Nimble gently slopes away from the center which allows wax to pool and cool in a specific area. Because of the flexible nature of the plastic, a simple twist and the wax cracks off—simple and easy cleanup!
Core77: What's the latest news or development with your project?
We have enjoyed an uptick to our website hits. We wait for anyone interested in licencing our concept. Umbra, West Elm, Lexon... Hello!
What is one quick anecdote about your project?
The integration of a handle for our candleholder seemed to cause to most debate bordering strife in our process. I'm certain our debate will continue.
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