The Tealight Holder Heima from Normann Copenhagen is the smaller brother of the prizewinning Heima Candlestick. The Tealight Holder consists of robust cast iron and appears in a minimalistic, Nordic design.
According to the Nordic mythology Heima means “home” or “world” as well. The designer Francis Cayouette chose the concept for his series of cast iron candlesticks. The uneven, nearly cold surface gives the Heima candlestick its own character, while its round form makes it look modern.
The Heima Tealight Holder is inspired by the Nordic open fire culture and by art movements of the 1950s, where the principal used material was cast iron. Heima pays tribute to the commercial craftsmanship and the Nordic tradition.
The designer Francis Cayouette explains: ”Handicraft has to have recognition value and history. I have always been fascinated by open fireplaces and the work on the candlestick was a choice that I offered as a self-evident thing to do. Cast iron is an exciting raw-material that is in use for a long time now. It is god to handle and it gives contours to the candlestick. The Heima candlestick is simple and does not steal the show to any other object- instead it offers room for its actual function, namely the real fire.”
To clean the Heima Tealight Holder Normann Copenhagen suggests warm water and a dry tissue. If there are undesired wax rests on the Tealight Holder Heima, placing the product on a piece of backing paper in the oven will solve the problem. After approximately 5 minutes at 250°C the candlestick has to be taken out of the oven and the wax has to be cleaned away with a tissue immediately. But carefully because the object is going to be extremely hot.