laura bin portrays dynamic between earth + fire in rising balance candleholder laura bin portrays dynamic between earth + fire in rising balance candleholder
jul 28, 2016

laura bin portrays dynamic between earth + fire in rising balance candleholder


the ‘rising balance candleholder’ by design duo laura bin is a piece that aims to portray the dynamic between two great elements: earth and fire. set as a balance, the candleholder consists of three brass components which were cut into its shape by water before being carefully sanded, polished and folded by hand. on one side there’s the candle and on the other there’s a circular basalt volcanic rock. while the tea light burns and becomes lighter, the circular stone follows the movement downwards. also, as the transition takes place, the two elements remain in constant equilibrium.

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time in motion




created by laura klinkenberg and bin xu, the two designers behind the laura bin label, the ‘rising balance candleholder’ is their first entry towards accessible products. their aim is not only to create form, function, and interaction, but also to find content within their work.


video courtesy studio laura bin

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final position 

laura bin rising balance candleholder designboom
brass, stone, candle • 9 x 9 x 33 cm 

laura bin rising balance candleholder designboom
circular stone made of basalt, a volcanic rock

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fits with any tea light with a maximum diameter of 39 mm



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • A bit dangerous but still nice concept.

    Max Blstak says:

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