Refillable Candle by Maarten Baptist
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.
Together with an Eindhoven glassblower, Maarten Baptist made a candle holder in borosilicate glass. He based his design on laboratory tubes, which serve as the standard basis for any shape in borosilicate glass. Instead of blowing the glass into a particular shape, Maarten decided to make a "cut" in the tube and then bend this shape outward, creating a remarkable handle. This gives the holder a particular architectural shape that creates a dialogue with the candle.
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.
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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.
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Refill set 600 grams of rapeseed wax + wicks, 6x Rapeseed wax tea lights 6cm