cloud keep concrete backflow incense burner has two striking plume waterfalls

by Kin Objects from US

$ 88

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Cloud Keep | 云庇

This modern concrete incense holders (or incense burner) is part of a series where we try to imagine the essential elements of architecture buried in our collective unconsciousness, comprised of stairs, platforms and towers that recall a place familiar but distant at the same time. This is an architectural folly in miniature, a monument to some forgotten event.

The Cloud Keep is the second in the Cloud series. Ensconced within a golden house, the backflow incense is placed on top of the stairs and its plume flows gently down along the steps and walkways of the burner. Cloud Keep is larger than the Cloud Stairs, and has two striking plume waterfalls, drawing the fog flow in different directions. One waterfall connects to a center platform, which pools the plume, allowing it to overflow in a dreamlike fashion to the stairs below.

Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument.

-Adolf Loos, 1910 Architecture

11.5 (L) x 7 (W) x 9 (H) cm |
4.5 (L) x 2.8 (W) x 3.5 (H) inches

Color: slate grey

Material: concrete, aluminum (standing structures), steel (incense plate)

Package includes: incense holder/burner x 1, standing structures x 2, some backflow incense, black silicone mat


Kin Objects

We travel between Shanghai and Seattle | Our products are handmade and shipped from Shanghai US


KIN | 

Kin: one’s family and relations

恳: pronounced “ken” (kěn); earnest and sincere

At Kin | 恳, we re-interpret the unique quirks of traditional Chinese culture for the modern lifestyle.


Kin | 恳 was created based on our own life stories – as Chinese immigrants growing up in the US and Australia. It is also a tribute to the stories of friends all around us – those from a Chinese background and those not – who have struggled with the seemingly contradictory pull of the culture and traditions they were born into, and the culture and traditions that they are exposed to as adults.

We wanted to create a range of products that captures the balance and interaction of cultures in their most beautiful form. Objects that are rooted in the richness of Chinese history, yet are global in their relevance.

It is our sincere hope that as you add a Kin Object to your home, it encapsulates a part of your story, your life. We hope that it becomes a daily reminder of your divergent life stories, and how they interweave to create something truly unique. We hope that this imparts a sense of comfort and belonging to you, just as it does for us; and that as you welcome guests into your home, Kin Objects become a point of connection between people, stories, and cultures.

This is the story of Kin, of us, of our home. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you into the family.

This is the story of Kin, we hope we make you feel at home.

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We ship internationally from our design and manufacturing studio in Shanghai. Orders are usually shipped within 3 business days of being placed using the most suitable premium international courier service for your country.

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