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Drill Bit Flambeaus

Industrial-Looking Hand Machine Candlesticks Emit Electricity-Free Light

— October 9, 2012 — Art & Design
Many of these Hand Machine Candlesticks look like they might have come from the guts of large factory contraptions, yet they themselves comprise no moving parts and perform no mechanical functions. The OKHA Interiors collection were made in South Africa by a group of skilled artisans using hand-crafted techniques.

Warm woods have been used in the carving of some of these contemporary ribbed candle holders. A brassy metal was forged to produce a number of the others, delivering a very industrial effect with the hard shine and the screw-like threaded centers. Despite the two sets of Hand Machine Candlesticks being made to the same designs, both take on very different aesthetics with their dissimilar materials that would have them suiting disparate interior environments.
Trend Themes
1. Hand-crafted Candlesticks - Opportunities exist for artisans to create unique candlesticks using unconventional materials.
2. Industrial-chic Decor - There are opportunities for manufacturers to create decor pieces inspired by the mechanical aspects of industrial machinery.
3. Material Hybridization - Incorporating materials with a high contrast in industrial-chic decor can create products that suit a wider variety of interior environments.
Industry Implications
1. Artisanal Craftsmanship - Artisans can explore unique ways to create industrial-looking candlesticks using hand-crafted techniques.
2. Home Decor - Manufacturers can develop industrial-inspired decor lines like the Hand Machine Candlesticks to cater to consumers interested in industrial-chic design.
3. Material Fusion - Designers and craftsmen can create visually striking pieces by combining materials with distinct colors and textures, similar to the contrasting wood and metal used in the Hand Machine Candlesticks collection.
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