Designed By Qian Jiang
To industrial designer Qian Jiang working with design is like writing a diary. He conveys memories and experiences. When visiting Swedish churches, he was inspired by the cone shaped candle snuffers used the in ceremonial use of candles. The idea for Cone was born. Three ornaments with simple shapes exist as one family. Yet, each serves a different purpose. The top is a snuffer to extinguish candles, the middle a dinner candle holder and the bottom holds a tea light. Put together as a unit or arranged as three separate pieces it offers different possibilities of expression. Looking back at our collection of candle holders through history one can see a theme of transformational functionality; one thing becoming something else. And that is one of the reasons Cone caught our eye.
In 2017 Qian Jiang won the prestigious Formex Nova for Nordic Designer of the Year Award. Formex Nova was established in 2014 and is an award to promote high-quality Nordic design created by a still relatively unknown young designer working in the Nordic interior design industry.
Material: Powder coated zink alloy.
2017 Formex Nova winner Qian Jiang is a full-fledged industrial designer educated at Jiangnan University in China and at Lund University in Sweden. Since his studies at the master’s programme in industrial design in 2014 he’s kept busy with work for different industries and agencies including brands like Normann Copenhagen and Nicholai Wiig Hansen Design. In 2015 he established his own design studio: Studio Dejawu. The name of studio is derived from the sense of unfamiliar-familiarity (Déjà vu) and Wu in Chinese means object. This combination contains a philosophy that drives and directs the studio’s design process. They believe the daily objects that people are willing to use more are those that can reflect their experience more.