zippo gasolier illuminates a menorah for hanukkah
all images by klemen skubic / courtesy of luka pirnat
‘zippo gasolier’ by slovenia-based designer luka pirnat is a novel approach on two iconic items — a set of zippo lighters and a menorah, the seven-branched candelabrum used as a traditional symbol of judaism. while maintaining their primary roles, the item creates an intriguing symbiosis of tradition and culture. the concept is informed by the design of branched ceiling fixtures, gasoliers, which saw candle chandeliers used less frequently as gas lighting popularized in the mid-19th century. pirnat merges the historic silhouette with the cultural icon of a zippo lighter, standing for quality, reliability and character. thousands of different styles have been made in the eight decades since the brand’s introduction; pirnat’s ‘zippo gasolier’ pays homage to their craftsmanship and functionality by establishing a new design context for them.
‘zippo gasolier’ unlit
a detail of the lighters fixed to the menorah
the base of the metallic strucuture
the design in the home