Young, Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel uses a unique process to make these spikey candle holders that resemble cavern formations.
Made exclusively for Paris-based Galerie Gosserez, van der Wiel uses a process similar to that of his Gravity Stools, which we’ve already featured here. He uses a contraption that’s essentially a “magnet machine” that makes these objects through the action of a strong magnetic field with a paste that’s a mixture of resin and iron oxides.
The mixture is placed into the machine and, in minutes, the candle holder’s arms seem to stretch and “grow.” See the process below:
Pouring the magnetic material in
Pulling down the magnets
Growing the stool as the magnets raise up
The material cures in about 30 minutes
The results are pretty goth looking, no?