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By Andrej Urem
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About

Contemporary candles that are livable art pieces.

DELIVERED FOR CHRISTMAS

AU Collection :: Non-Scented Architectural Candles :: 

  • soy wax, beeswax 
  • cotton wicks
  • each weighs a pound and will provide about 60 burning hours of use.
  • each candle is 4"x4"x3.4"
  • the wax combination enables the candle to burn down the centre, thereby creating an exquisite natural lanter effect for you to enjoy
Lit candle
Lit candle
AU COLLECTION -   Designed Candles
AU COLLECTION - Designed Candles

How to make a perfect candle?

I embarked on the process of candle making a few years ago. As time passed, the alchemy of the candle making was revealed to me, making me see that each candle possesses its unique individual character, and a life of its own.  

The creation of the candles started me playing with different architectural forms. I began the deconstruction of Platonic solids that led me to the discovery of existing sculptural models, that in turn through my vision needed only the inner illumination, which will enrich the imagination and pleasure of its owners.

AU COLLECTION
AU COLLECTION


My candles are livable art pieces. They bring a special joy to both those that give or receive them. It is that thought which gives me a pleasure and motivation in the creation of producing my unique candles.  

At first glance, a candle in and of itself can be seen as an uncomplicated product. But, beyond this simplistic observation are some important elements that have to work in perfect harmony. The interactions between the architectonic of the candle, the wick and the wax have to exist in perfect equilibrium to achieve the full potential and magic of the candles.

Andrej Urem with Boston Terrier, Tank.
Andrej Urem with Boston Terrier, Tank.

When the candle prototypes were finished I faced another challenge: engineering production molds. The matrix from which these delicate and beautiful pieces originate are the molds. With the support of 3D technology, computer simulation, and traditional methods of casting I created these diverse ethereal forms.

My candles are hand poured and made out of the best quality ecologically friendly soy wax. The soybeans used are grown in the USA, and the wax made from them is specially blended with palm and beeswax to enhance needed firmness. The flame burns a cylinder inside the core in such a way as to leave the sides of the candle to remain intact, transparent, and illuminated. The burning time of each candle can exceed more than sixty hours. 

I am excited to share my creation with you, and am hoping that you will find enjoyment and pleasure in them.

MILK
MILK
HARA
HARA
CORE
CORE
BALTAZAR
BALTAZAR
LACE
LACE
ROSE
ROSE

Why I Need Your Help

My main goal with the Kickstarter campaign is to raise the money and expand designs from my portfolio to more diverse collections of candles. For the in-house production a 3D printer is must have tool to achieve a precision and complexity needed for my future molds. The new Form 1 High-Resolution 3D Printer cost $3299 and that will be an acceptable model for my new candle collections.

Form 1 High-Resolution 3D Printer
Form 1 High-Resolution 3D Printer

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Risks and challenges

The candles are already made and ready to be sent on November 18th. They should reach the backers before Xmas.

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