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Foldable Pillar Tea Lights

The 'Folding Tea Light Holders' Are Made of Steel and Come Flat Packed

— July 19, 2016 — Art & Design
The 'Folding Tea Light Holders' designed by Softpaper provide a pre-made DIY design that allows consumers to put together the accessory and add it to their decor. The pillars are made using a single sheet of pliable metal that is folded to construct an elegantly tall cone holder. The tea light sits at the top of the cone to offer a stylish, sleek and flat-pack votive for the home.

The votives are extremely lightweight due to the use of a single piece of metal to create a hollowed-out tea light holder. The metal is painted matte black and has a geometric styling that allows consumers to easily bend the material to create the cone shape.

Flat-pack designs are convenient to millennial consumers that often dismiss staying at a fixed location. The foldable design of the tea holders resists a fixed state and allows the piece to be set up and disassembled easily.
Trend Themes
1. Flat-pack Design - There is an opportunity for businesses to develop more products with flat-pack designs to cater to the convenience-seeking millennial market.
2. DIY Decor - Businesses can tap into the DIY trend by offering pre-made DIY designs that consumers can assemble themselves.
3. Lightweight Materials - There is a potential for innovation in creating lightweight materials that maintain durability, as demonstrated by the hollowed-out tea light holders made of pliable metal.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - The furniture industry can explore incorporating flat-pack designs into their products for easy assembly and transport.
2. Home Decor - Home decor companies can capitalize on the DIY trend by offering customizable pre-made designs.
3. Metalworking - The metalworking industry has an opportunity to develop lightweight and pliable materials for various applications, such as tea light holders.
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