zippo gasolier illuminates a menorah for hanukkah
zippo gasolier illuminates a menorah for hanukkah
dec 20, 2013

zippo gasolier illuminates a menorah for hanukkah

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 illuminates a menorah for hanukkah
‘zippo gasolier’ unlit



zippo gasolier illuminates a menorah for hanukkah
a detail of the lighters fixed to the menorah



zippo gasolier illuminates a menorah for hanukkah
the base of the metallic strucuture



zippo gasolier illuminates a menorah for hanukkah
the design in the home



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  • Sorry, a Hanukkah menorah (Hanukkiah) has 9 lights, one for each day of the miracle and one as the shamash, used to light the others. This could however be a standard menorah as used by King David to be the symbol of Jews, as it had only 7 lights.

    Neil says:
  • Not a menorah. Candelabrum yes, menorah, no. A menorah has nine branches, not seven. There is one light for each of the eight nights of Hannukah and the central “shamash” light. Cool concept though

    Ryan Wetjen-Barry says:
  • This is not used for hanukkah because there is not enough branch for the number of days of hanukkah. This is a Menorah (7 branches) and the what you need to celebrate hanukkah is a hanukkiah which has 9 branches (one in the middle to light the other 8 branches for the 8 days of Hanukkah).

    alex says:
  • A Hanukkah menorah needs 9 arms. This is a temple menorah.

    GGT says:

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