Fixum is a quirky candleholder that adapts to different thicknesses of candles.
The candlestick, like most of the designs of Floris Hovers , is a product that explains itself well in imagery and structure. The simple but extremely balanced construction ensures that any candle remains firm and completes the composition.
The name Fixum is Latin for attached/fixed.
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The Fixum candlestick is designed by Floris Hovers. Floris lives and works in Raamsdonksveer, where he also grew up. His designs surprise by their disarming simplicity. No abstract minimalism, but the end result of a long process of reduction.
Anyone who (re)knows the handwriting of Floris Hovers will see that the design of the candleholder stems indirectly from his free work, in which he focuses on making unique assemblages and compositions. In the case of the candleholder, this is expressed, among other things, in the combination of different materials: coloured steel parts are combined with a pearwood block and a brass butterfly screw. Floris' individuality in the use of colour is reflected in the different colours in which the Fixum is available.
"I'm already working on color during the design, it's part of the process. Colour is more important to me than form or proportion; colour also determines the proportions. You can make something and then add a colour to it, but I make things with colour'. (Quote from the book 'Hovers' Manual of Things').Floris Hovers
The Fixum candleholder has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2017. The candleholder was invented by designer and good friend Floris Hovers, with whom we have enjoyed working for many years. We are very happy with this sympathetic smaller item of Floris in the collection, because his other designs in the Vij5 collection are mainly furniture. In our opinion, this remarkable candlestick is a typical Floris Hovers design. If you like his style, then the Fixum is definitely recommended!
Floris surprised us with a handmade model of the Fixum candlestick that 'originated' in his workshop. Then Arjan made a 3d drawing of it so the model could also be duplicated by a producer. Meanwhile Floris made some suggestions for a colour scheme and we suggested pear wood as a nice wood for the wooden block. Together we searched for the right steel producer and powdercoater to make the base of the candlestick.
The base of the Fixum candlestick is made of simple steel base profiles that are welded together in the right proportions. This base is then powder coated in a typical 'Floris Hovers colour'. As finishing touch, the wooden block is made by Floris himself and attached to the Fixum in his workshop in Raamsdonksveer. He also adds the brass butterfly screw. The candlestick arrives ready to use in our studio, where we provide it with a sticker and a box.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Produced and powder coated in Rotterdam (NL)
Pear wood, made and assembled at Floris in Raamsdonksveer (NL)
Brass butterfly screw
Height 8.5 cm, base 6 x 13 cm
Suitable for candles with diameters from 20mm to 35mm
In Vij5 collection since 2017
Rapeseed wax candles: a nice combination with the Fixum candleholder!
In our webshop we sell the Fixum candlestick (optional) also in combination with a set of rapeseed wax candles. These candles are made of pure rapeseed wax and therefore naturally have a beautiful soft white porcelain color. Rapeseed wax is hardened vegetable oil and is grown in Europe and even in the Netherlands. A local product and a sustainable alternative to paraffin candles!
Do you want to see the Fixum by Floris Hovers in real life?
Larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotationhere.
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Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.
Points of sale
Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.