Refillable Candle by Antje Pesel
The 'Refillable Candle' series is a unique collection of candle holders, designed to make your own candles with rapeseed wax. The objects were designed by different designers, in honor of the 15th anniversary of Vij5. The basic idea is that you buy a candle holder once, which you can then keep using for a longer period of time by refilling it each time with rapeseed wax, a sustainable alternative to paraffin.
Antje Pesel created a handle for the refillable candle, inspired by old classic candlesticks and lanterns. With this handle, the candle can easily be mounted on the wall. With this, Antje gives the candle a special and clearly defined place, different from its more predictable place on the table. The design of both the glass and the handle is very minimalist and born from this function. Due to its symmetry, the handle can be used in two directions and the product can be adapted to different spaces.
Each candle holder comes standard with a refill set; consisting of about 600 grams of rapeseed wax (for 2 or 3 refills), a series of wicks, a wick holder and instructions for use. If you run out of rapeseed wax granules, you can order a new refill set through our webshop.
Free shipping within the Netherlands from €75 euro, on all accessories, lighting & small furniture.
Free shipping of accessories & lighting to Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg & Denmark from €150, the rest of Europe from €250.
A "refillable candle" is a mold/container that can be easily (re)filled with liquid candle wax to form a candle.
In 2021 Vij5 existed 15 years, therefore prior to DDW we invited all the designers we work with under the Vij5 collection to create a "refillable candle" Design. An overview of their unique Design was on display during DDW 2021 in the Vij5 showroom. The designers were given carte blanche, allowing their different handwriting to stand out in the final product. As a result, the exhibition showed a wide range of personal interpretations while forming an interesting unity, just like the Vij5 collection.
For this project, we are working with rapeseed wax: a local, safe and easy-to-process product as a sustainable alternative to paraffin candles. Another advantage of rapeseed wax is that it has a relatively low melting point, which makes the container easy to clean with hot water and soap or in the dishwasher (if the material of the container allows it).
Want to know more about this project?
Check out our Dutch Design Week 2021 blog post for more background on the 'Refillable Candle' project.
checked and packed by Vij5, locally produced in the Netherlands
Refill set 600 grams of rapeseed wax + wicks, 6x Rapeseed wax tea lights 6cm