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A mess free way to collect melted candle wax for later reuse.
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Hi! my name is Farida Fadly, I am a 4th year Graphic Design student from the University of Illinois at Chicago, currently enrolled in EPD (Entrepreneurial Product Development). I joined the class because I believe it's a good way to expand my knowledge on Industrial Design and a good showcase to create a new brand identity through this network. I hope to learn more about the procedure and process behind developing a new business. I am aiming to raise funds for a simple and practical candle holder called Candela. As a heavy user of candles myself, I find that there is so much waste created after burning one candle, and this project will help people reduce waste by recollecting melted wax to reuse later on, mess free!

Candela in use

 I plan on using a reusable mold where I will be pouring cement in to cast the candle holders, that way it is heavy enough to stay stable on your table, and durable enough for long lasting use! If you back my project you will receive a beautifully casted holder to place in your home! 

Why Candela?

Candela is made of cement so you will never have to worry about water damage if you get it wet. The cement ensures that it is heavy enough to stay in place wherever you desire to place it, and is designed to be short with a wide base and geometric design to prevent it from tipping over. 

Candela is only 4.75 inches wide and just under 2 inches tall, and an inch deep moat around the middle part that holds the candle to insure you have enough room to scoop out the melted wax!

As I started burning more pillar candles in my home I realized I never had anything to hold the candle to collect the wax and prevent it from messing up my tables. I decided to create an easy way to keep your surroundings clean and still be able to burn your favorite candle without the fear of worrying that it will damage your table.  

 Process

Measure and cut out sections of wood. Candela is made of 6 pieces total. Base, middle piece, and supporting sides.
Sand out all pieces until smooth
Glue pieces together

After the initial wooden form was made, I created a mold out of it to begin casting the final cement pieces.

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The End Game

Candela is created solely by me, which includes mold making, casting, finishing touches (waxing/sanding), as well as packaging. The goal of $297 will cover the cost of production for Candela. A small amount of this fund will go to advancing the design of the Candela as well as funding prototypes for my future kickstarters! 

Timeline

September 17 – October 1: Campaign launch and updates.

October: updates regarding the production and fulfillment of Candela.

Mid-October: Production.

November: Fulfillment start.

December: Fulfillment end.

Risks and challenges

A risk I might face while creating this might be any damages to the mold. Since i'm creating more than one candle holder, I want to ensure the mold remains sturdy throughout the process to ensure identical, high quality holders.

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