Upside Down                                                Custom Candleholder                                    2018                                                                              Casted Aluminum                                                  305cm (l)

 

UPSIDE DOWN

CUSTOM CANDLEHOLDER

UPSIDE DOWN

CUSTOM

CANDLEHOLDER

This custom made three-meter-long candleholder with it’s stretched stripes and organic bubbles is reminiscent of physical processes; like a slow-growing coral reef, solidifying lava or dehydrated mud streams.

The proces of the CUSTOM SERIEDS starts by designing a framework in 3D software. The frame is then modeled to scale in wire by hand, before it is hung upside down in an aquarium filled with cold water. 

 

 With a syringe filled with hot wax, Smelik “draws” wit the wax around the wire. The process of hot wax coming into contact with cold water is what determines the shape.  The structure starts to come alive. The process itself becomes a surprising spectacle that results in every object being unique. The solidified creations are then removed from the water to be digitally scanned.

 

With 3D software, Smelik can manipulate the arms and legs of the candle holder in such a way to create any desired size – this results in a more contrast-rich object that is 3D printed in a specially developed plastic. 

A bronze foundry casts the plastic model with the traditional ‘lost-wax-method’ in solid  bronze or aluminum, The  CUSTOM SERIES are suited to many lifetimes of use and can be re-polished endlessly

More than 10 years ago, Smelik first began experimenting with this self-developed technique, which he describes as ‘spatial drawing’ in an aquarium filled with water. In recent years, Smelik has developed new designs with this technique. Perfecting the art of creating with hot candle wax in cold water formed the basic principle of the UPSIDE DOWN series

Upside Down Aluminum Isometric with Person

CUSTOM LARGE  | aluminum polished | 305(L)x40(W)x30cm(H)  | 8-12 weeks

Prices start at € 6.000,00

Please  note  that  this  product  is made  to  order.  The  lead  time  stated above  is  an  indication,  with  the specific  dispatch  date  communicated  in  an  order confirmation  over  email.

Upside Down Bronze Isometric with Person

CUSTOM LARGE  | bronze polished | 305(L)x40(W)x30cm(H)  | 8-12 weeks 

Prices start at € 8.000,00

Please  note  that  this  product  is made  to  order.  The  lead  time  stated above  is  an  indication,  with  the specific  dispatch  date  communicated  in  an  order confirmation  over  email.