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Paraffin candle with a built-in matchbox

Walton was inspired to create these candles shortly after coming to Denmark. In Scandinavia, cosiness – locally known as hygge – is often associated with the use of candles. Walton quickly perceived the need for a special candle that kept the matches within easy reach. So he cast a little matchbox in the bottom of each candle, and produced a little booklet to explain the genesis of the product. The candles measure 57 x 57 x 155 mm, and are sold individually.

Jeremy Walton

b. 1972, British designer

Jeremy Walton graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London in 1996. He settled in Denmark in 1998, where he opened his own design studio. Walton’s work has been featured in many exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad, and he has created a number of functional design solutions for Danish and international companies. In 2005, Walton created Candle with Matchbox, a pillar candle with a box of matches cast into the base. The candle was included in the special collection CC+ for MoMA launched by Danish Crafts (now Danish Agency for Culture) in 2006. Jeremy Walton has also entered into a transdisciplinary venture with two colleagues. The group, who call themselves Culture Corporation, have given seminars and had their experimental work shown in museums throughout Denmark and at Sweden’s Röhsska Museum for Design, Fashion and Decorative Art. Walton is a member of the Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition and has taken part in the association’s exhibitions every year since 2004. In 2014, his Dialogue Stool is included in the exhibition Danish Antibodies at the art, design and craft museum Trapholt, in Kolding, Denmark. Jeremy Walton took part in Danish Crafts Collection in 2005 (CC09) and 2000 (CC04).

Jeremy Walton works in a variety of materials but mostly in what he calls ‘Urban Drift Wood’: any locally found resources that come his way. His working process revolves around repeatable procedures and daily rituals, both in the way we use everyday products and in the process of making. For many years Walton has engaged in what he calls the Silent Circus, which involves finding peaceful, relaxing and clean working processes that allow him to bring production into the city, literally on the doorstep of museums, schools and public spaces.

img f-jw-02/Hyggelys, candle with matchbox, package of 12 pcs.
H: 15,5 / W: 5,7 / L: 5,7
White with yellow matchbox
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img f-jw-03/Hyggelys, candle with matchbox, package of 24 pcs.
H: 15,5 / W: 5,7 / L: 5,7
White with yellow matchbox
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img f-jw-04/Hyggelys, candle with matchbox, package of 36 pcs.
H: 15,5 / W: 5,7 / L: 5,7
White with yellow matchbox
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