Normann Copenhagen want us to keep the home fires burning. Or maybe just a candle or two...
According to Nordic mythology Heima means home or the world, but Heima is also the name behind the new candlestick from contemporary design emporium Normann Copenhagen. They've also launched a number of other small products for Fall 2009, (including soft towels, tableware; essentially everything to kit you out for a cosy Winter indoors - see the great rug they launched during Copenhagen Design Week here too.) but M.E. really likes the lines of this candle holder.
Heima, designed by French-Canadian designer Francis Cayouette, is a four-armed candlestick made of cast iron in a minimalist shape, inspired by the Nordic culture for living flames and the cast iron arts and craft movement of the 1950s. It's a re-interpretation of a classic candlestick; recognisable in form, and a contemporary tribute to industrial craftsmanship and Nordic product heritage - the uneven, almost cold surface gives the Heima candlestick character, while the rounded shapes make the design modern.
Cayouette says: “Arts and crafts must have a recognisability and a history. I have always been fascinated by the Nordic tradition of lighting and cosiness from living flames and it was an obvious choice to work with the candlestick. Cast iron is an exciting raw material that has been used for many years. It is palpable and adds contours. The Heima candlestick is simple and does not steal the show, but instead makes room for its actual function, namely living flame."