Candy Collection: Helle Mardahl designs lamps based on childhood memories of sweet shops
These colourful blown-glass lamps were imagined by Danish designer Helle Mardahl as giant pieces of candy.
Each piece is designed to recall the experience that came with visiting the old confectionary stores, specifically "the colours, the textures, the desire, and the childlike anticipation".
The collection features designs in a variety of shapes and sizes, based on the different sweets that might be found in a confectioner's glass containers, known as bonbonnières.
Mardahl hand blows each one and, rather than creating perfect spheres and ovoids, she allows them to take on slight imperfections so that each one is unique.
This results in natural, blob-like forms in vibrant shades of orange, blue, pink and pale yellow, reminiscent of "delicate and delicious" jelly-beans and bonbons.
When illuminated, they give off a soft glow.
The Candy Collection contains table lamps and hanging pendants, featuring brass fittings and brown fabric cables.
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