Created as a gift item for Haagen-Dazs by Japanese design darlings, nendo, this aromatherapy candle holder is a lovely example of their precise affect applied to a small design object.
“We recreated the ice cream makers’ paper cup, lid and accompanying plastic spoon as ceramics, and added ‘melting ice cream’ details to imitate a pot of vanilla ice cream.
“As another touch of realism, the candle inside gradually releases its essence as it melts, reminding users of the way that a spoonful of vanilla ice cream melts in the mouth, also releasing its delicious vanilla flavour.
“When the candle isn’t lit, you can close the lid and use the spoon directly as an aromatic oil diffuser. The candle takes the pleasure of tasting ice cream, and resituates that pleasure within our senses of sight and smell.”