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According to Nordic mythology Heima means ‘home’ or ‘the world’, but Heima is also the name of a series of cast iron candlesticks designed by Francis Cayouette. Normann Copenhagen presents three new candlesticks and a practical plate to complete the design.
The Nordic tradition of using candlelight is the essence behind Heima, which won the prestigious design prize IF Product Design Award 2010. Heima candlesticks are available for tea light candles, square candles for simple household candles and as four-armed candlesticks.
Inspired by the Nordic culture of using candlelight and the cast iron arts and crafts of the 1950s, Francis Cayouette has created candlesticks that feature a recognisable design and pay tribute to industrial craftsmanship and to the Nordic traditions. The uneven, almost cold surface gives the Heima candlestick character, while the rounded shapes make the design modern.
Francis Cayouette says: “The concept of ‘cosiness’ varies from person to person. For me the Nordic tradition of using candlelight is synonymous with cosiness. Arts and crafts must have a recognisability and a history and cast iron is an exciting raw material with history. It was natural to extend the Heima series and create different candlesticks for different types of candles”.