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Project | Tealight

Manufacturer | Covo, Italy

Year | 2004

Status | Settled

The tea light holder typology is illustrative of product density: it is produced in high numbers and is almost never bought as isolated units; it has high demands of storage, but none is satisfactory solving it. These were the design driving forces for this project. Solving storage was prioritized. Having achieved good storage, the challenge was to make this feature excel functionality. Through a hole opened on the bottom of the item, we got that. It stacks well for storage, and at the same time, because of the hole, stack ability became a functional catalyst: when 2 or 3 are staked together, the flame on the bottom one gets protected from the wind by the top ones, and it’s possible to use the item outdoors.


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