Grand Idea Studio

Galvanized Steel Candelabra and Candles


The Galvanized Steel Candelabra is created from 1/2 inch galvanized steel pipe fittings which form a simple and raw industrial object. Originally designed as a Menorah for the seasonal Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the candelabra holds 9 candles. The artwork measures 20 1/2 inches long by 13 inches high, weighs 5 1/2 pounds.

In place of regular wax candles, Galvanized Steel Candles were later created to support the industrial appearance of the artwork. Like the candelabra, the candles are formed from 1/2 inch galvanized steel pipe fittings. Epoxy putty is used to plug one end of the pipe, creating a reservoir inside the pipe fitting in which to hold liquid paraffin candle fuel. 1/16 inch nylon candle wick completes the design and provides a consistent flame out of each candle. The candles screw directly onto the threads of the candelabra or can sit in individually created candle holders.

The Galvanized Steel Candelabra is included in an exhibition entitled Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life appearing at The Jewish Museum in New York City from September 13, 2009 to February 7, 2010 and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco from April 22 to September 28, 2010. The exhibition maps the 21st century avant-garde expressions of design in Jewish ritual objects.

Limited edition pieces are available from The Jewish Museum Shops.



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