• Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

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Canine Companion

Candles have always provided a back drop for social activities – ambiance, low flickering light, a subtle scent and a nice jar. Until now, where 54 Celsius continue to go above and beyond to create candles which are so engaging, they steal the show. Introducing PyroPets!

Light the wick and Voffi the dog will soon become a hot dog. He does not bark but he for sure will still frighten the mailman away. As your candle begins to burn watch as your adorable canine companion’s skeleton reveals itself.

Voffi is available in two colours, whether your looking for a pop of vibrant berry red, or would rather enjoy the soothing, calming tones of a pastel mint, Voffi is sure to take pride of place in your home. Measuring 7 x 2.7 x 5.9 inches (18 x 7 x 15 cm). Each candle provides you with a burning time of approximately 15 hours. Made from Paraffin wax, cotton wick and aluminium, Voffi(Mint or Berry) is available to buy online for £27.00 from 54Celcius.

Not only Voffi the Dog the PyroPets range now consists of 8 different characters, including Kisa the cat, Bíbí the bird, Hoppa the bunny rabbit, Ugla the owl, Dýri the deer, Dreki the dragon and Einar the unicorn.

The idea of the Pyropet range came to Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir while studying at the Royal College of Art in London in 2011. After exhibiting the cat candle concept (previously called “The Devil’s Pet”) in Milan and at her graduation show in London, they quickly gained a lot of attention on the internet.  In fact in 2013 she was selected as one of the 50 talents that are shaping the future by Icon Magazine and in 2014 she was nominated for the Icon Awards for “Best Emerging Design Studio”.

Due to popular demand Thorunn then joined forces with Dan Koval and begun launching a Kickstarter campaign to finance their the start up. The campaign was a great success, in only 4 days they had reached their funding goal and by the end of the campaign they had reached 250% of their initial goal. From which Thorunn and Dan founded PyroPet Candle Company(known today as 54 Celcius) and are now selling Kisa along with a number of other designs to shops and galleries all around the world.

Visit 54 Celsius to check out the entire PyroPets range.