The prices of Kivi candleholders vary depending on the difficulty of manufacturing certain colours. The Kivi tealights are all handmade and each uses different pigments and techniques, the red pigments being the most complex to achieve.
Designed by Heikki Orvola - 1998
Born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1943. Heikki Orvola is one of the driving forces within Finnish design. He works in glass, ceramics, cast iron and textiles. Orvola has worked for the industrial art business, but he has also worked in a variety of different materials as a form of pure, artistic expression. During his career as a designer, Heikki Orvola has received awards and prizes, including the Kaj Franck prize in 1998 – perhaps Finland’s most important design prize.
The design is so minimalist that one might easily imagine that it took endless stripping away of the unnecessary until it emerged. As Orvola explains, however, the process was somewhat different:
“When I got the commission, I knew what they wanted from me: a Scandinavian glass candleholder. I gave it some thought and then that ‘blunt piece of tubing’ began to take shape in my mind.”
“When I sketched the shape, I thought, that’s it right there – the only right solution.”
Use only good quality metal-cupped tea lights (no other types of candles) in the lantern. The candles should have a maximum diameter of 42 millimeters. Leave an adequate gap for air to circulate between a tea light candle and the walls of a glass lantern. Also please follow the safety instructions when using the candleholder and lantern.
Handmade in Finland.