A Tribute to Candlelight
The Swedish designer, Pontus Ny, has reinterpreted the classic chamber candlestick and stripped the design to the bone. In this way, he was able to focus on the relationship between the candlestick and the candle itself.
Candlelight's ability to add ambience to its surroundings fascinated Pontus Ny and formed the basis for the design of Nocto. Just like the classical chamber candlestick, Nocto has a handle that makes it easy to move, and its name also refers to the chamber candlestick's original function - to provide light at night.
Pontus Ny explains: "Candlelight has a special kind of timeless energy and aura that I find very inspiring. I wanted to highlight that in this candlestick. It was important for me to give the design time to rest for a period to be sure that such elements as proportions, angles and radii were exactly as they should be to give the proper effect."
Design: Pontus Ny
The Swedish designer, Pontus Ny, trained at HDK - the School of Applied Art and Design. His interest in design began as a child when he was allowed to try his hand at crafts in his grandfather's pottery studio. Today, he works on everything from homes to cutlery and transport, founded on the basic perception that design is a multi-sensory discipline in which all the senses must be involved.
Pontus Ny explains: “Design is about creating a way for the user to have a new or improved experience of their surroundings. The fascination for me is often to see how tiny the parameters are that make the difference between the success and failure of a product.”