is the first of a series of sculptural candle holders inspired by Japanese puzzle boxes. The design intent with this series is to design and fabricate sculptural yet practical candle holders that would serve as unique objects that light up a room and create a pleasant atmosphere.
fabricating cherry wood components
testing simple mechanism for raising candle level
turned aluminum candle base and platform
turning steel candle vessels
candles set at different levels
"Velas" allows for the user to raise each individual candle as it burns down. In this manner you can always keep the candles at eye level, or arrange the candles at different levels.
Disassembly allows for easy cleaning and for replacing candles.