The Chouchin elegantly transforms from candle into lantern


The Chouchin candle’s design merges culture with creativity, turning a candle eventually into a lantern. Shaped like Japanese lanterns on the outside, the candle is thick enough for its wick to light through the mass of the candle, preserving its outer part in a way that converts it into a lantern/shade as the fire burns inside. A clever method of turning an open flame into a diffused lantern, converting product wastage into an aesthetic design detail, and a beautiful way of connecting it to culture and heritage!

Designer: James Kaoru Bury