‘aromatherapy candleholder’ with aromatic oil diffuser by nendo for häagen-dazs
all photos by häagen-dazs japan
nendo has created an aromatherapy candle holder for american company häagen-dazs as a gift item for the premium frozen treats brand.
the japanese design studio has taken the ice cream maker’s iconic paper cup and transformed it into a ceramic vessel with a lid
and accompanying plastic spoon with additional ‘melting’ details to imitate a pot of vanilla ice cream. the placement of a candle within the cup,
gradually releasing its essence as it liquifies, is meant to remind one of the way that a spoon of vanilla ice cream defrosts and softens within their mouth,
releasing the essential fragrant flavor. when the candle isn’t lit you can use the lid and spoon as an aromatic oil diffuser.
the evolution of the häagen-dazs cup into a ceramic aromatherapy candle holder
each piece is stamped with the collaborating companies logo
the spoon and lid of the set function as an aromatic oil diffuser
the cups have ‘melting ice cream’ details
the candle holder in use