Totem Candles

Grain produced by Areaware The Totem Candle is cast in unscented paraffin wax from forms originally created by turning beeswax on a lathe.

When taking on this project I had to figure out how I would be able to manufacture these candles the same way the designers were doing it in their studio. It wasn't challenging to find a manufacturer who could lathe the forms, it was the labor and material cost that became a problem. 
In the end I was able to negotiate with the designers to going with a casting process that would result in the final forms once de-molded. The changes didn't alter the final quality of the candles, as they still felt true to the original. 
will we ever learn?
that all that is wax will melt
fly icarus fly

Photography by Carson Fisk-Vittori
Styling by Michael Hunter and Lisa Smith

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