Blaker Candlestick Design Roderick Vos by Goods
The Blaker candlestick is designed by Roderick Vos for the Dutch Designlabel Goods. The name comes from the candlestick with which people used to walk through the house at night when electric lighting was not yet available. It is a candlestick with a handle that can be used in two ways. A normal candle fits in the smaller opening and if you turn it over there is a larger opening for a tea light or a thicker candle. The Blaker candlestick is made of cast aluminum and has a black powder coating. It is 16.5 cm long, 8.5 cm wide and 4 cm high.
Material and production
The Blaker candlestick is made of cast aluminium and has a black powder coating. It is produced in The Netherlands.
Roderick Vos (Groningen, 1965) studied Industrial Design at the “Design Academy” in Eindhoven. In ’87 he moves to Japan for 8 months. During this period his personal interest for Asian culture and products grew and has a big impact on his designs from nowadays. After graduating he started a design studio called: Studio Roderick Vos, based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
“In my opinion design should be humble; When designers try too hard to create “design” the message doesn’t come across. I create products with magical simplicity; so the products tell their own stories. Personally, I always question the legitimacy of a product before introducing it to my clients.”
“I like the idea/theory of ‘evolution’ in products: does a product have the right to ‘live’ and be produced? I love combing crafts with innovative industrial techniques. This is probably the trademark of his designs.”