Dutch designer Merel Bekking became inspired by the shapes of plumbing pipes while studying product design at the Art Academy in Utrecht. Instead of choosing to work with the pipes themselves, Bekking gave hers a twist and made the pipes out of concrete. The result is Mr. Fahrenheit, a concrete candleholder that looks like plumbing pipes.

Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes in main home furnishings  Category

You’ll notice the brass details that hold the candles themselves – that’s a nod to the design’s pipe inspiration. The threading also keeps the candles in place.

Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes in main home furnishings  Category

Bekking produced the piece herself for more than a year and then decided to partner with Sweatshop Deluxe, a design label that gives young Dutch designers a platform to get their handmade work into production.

Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes in main home furnishings  Category

Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes in main home furnishings  Category

Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes in main home furnishings  Category

Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes in main home furnishings  Category

Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes in main home furnishings  Category

Photos by Monica Monté.