Ardora Candle by Sebastian Popa

Home > Winners > #38405


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Ardora

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Candle

INSPIRATION:
In this project I wanted to play with the concept of perception. I tried to imagine how would react a person that received this object as a present. The intention was to provide a surprise from an object that otherwise is considered to be trivial. At a first glance, people would think that it is a usual candle, but as the candle melts they can discover its special feature.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Ardora looks like an ordinary candle, but in fact it is very special. At a first glance, people would think that it is a usual candle, but as the candle melts they can discover its special feature. This is a metaphorical object that brings surprise and fondness.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Light the wick of the candle. As the wick burns, it melts the wax and it reveals the ceramic heart inside of the candle.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2013 and its development still continues.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The heart inside the candle is made out of heat-resistant ceramic. The candle is made out of wax and contains different fragrances. The wick separates inside the candle, going through the front and the back of the heart.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width (Diameter): 58mm x Height 70 mm

TAGS:
candle, ardora, sebastian popa, gift, surprise

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
I tried to imagine how would react a person that received this object as a present. The intention was to provide a surprise from an object that otherwise is considered to be trivial. At a first glance, people would think that it is a usual candle, but as the candle melts they can discover its special feature.

CHALLENGE:
The main challenge was to make the wax around the heart to melt uniformly. At first, I designed the candle with only one wick going in front of the ceramic heart. Because of this, the wax behind the ceramic heart didn't receive enough heat and didn't melt properly, still covering a part of the ceramic heart. This made me design a wick that separates inside the candle, going through the front and the back of the ceramic heart. In this way, the wax melts uniformly, revealing the heart inside.

ADDED DATE:
2015-01-24 16:31:11

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :


IMAGE CREDITS:
Sebastian Popa

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.sebastianpopa.com/
VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Sebastian Popa

PROFILE:
Sebastian Popa is an industrial designer from Romania, an MA Industrial Design graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London, having previously studied Product Design at Bucharest National University of Arts. In his work he experiments on various areas of the design discipline, trying to diversify his design language. Besides the commercial part of the design world, Sebastian is also interested in the areas of conceptual and critical design.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Ardora Candle by Sebastian Popa is a Nominee in Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Sebastian Popa when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Ardora Candle by Sebastian Popa is Winner in Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Category, 2014 - 2015.

· Read the interview with designer Sebastian Popa for design Ardora here.

· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Sebastian Popa.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Sebastian Popa.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit

Did you like Sebastian Popa's Gift Design?
You will most likely enjoy other award winning gift designs as well.
Click here to view more Award Winning Gift Designs.


Did you like Ardora Candle? Help us create a global awareness for good gift design worldwide. Show your support for Sebastian Popa, the creator of great gift design by gifting them a nomination ticket so that we could promote more of their great gift designs.

See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |