‘Heima’ means ‘home’ or ‘world’ in Nordic mythology; the Heima block candleholder from Normann Copenhagen is thus a sign for a homely atmosphere. It is a cast iron candlestick for block candles designed by Francis Cayouette with a minimalist, Nordic design.
When releasing his interpretation of the classic candlestick, the French-Canadian Francis Cayouette was inspired by the Nordic culture of open fires and the applied arts movement of the 50s, where cast iron was used as a material. The result is a candlestick with a recognisable design, which pays tribute to industrial craftsmanship and Nordic tradition. The rough, almost cold surface gives the Heima block candleholder character, while the rounded shapes unite to make a modern design.
Francis Cayouette explains: ‘Arts and crafts must have recognition value and a history. I have always been fascinated by the Nordic tradition of lighting and cosiness from open fires, and it was an obvious choice to work on the candlestick. Cast iron is an exciting raw material that has been used for many years. It is a pleasure to touch and adds contours to the candlestick. The Heima block candleholder is simple and doesn’t steal the show from anyone, instead offering space for its own functionality, namely the open flame.’
Normann Copenhagen recommends warm water and a dry cloth when cleaning the Heima candlestick. If there is unwanted wax left on Heima, put the product on a layer of baking paper and place it in the oven. After five minutes at about 250°C, take Heima out and wipe the remaining wax off. Warning: the object is going to be extremely hot.