Burning scented candles don’t just light up the surroundings. It offers several benefits, whether for ceremonial or decorative purposes. No doubt candles deliver aesthetic value and scent to set a nice ambiance to an otherwise dull surrounding.
Candles are famous for their soothing effect on the body and soul. They help create a peaceful surrounding, making them suitable for one’s health and sanity. The Sfumato Candle is a product design that makes the candle, a simple object, more beautiful than ever while it helps you destress and relax.
Designer: Kegan McDaniel
The Sfumato Candle throws some architectural inspiration into the design. The results are interesting visual elements, as shown by this unique vessel for scents. The Sfumato Candle is made of cast concrete, so this can be one sturdy home decor. The concrete finish reflects the stone, which is often used in architecture.
The word “Sfumato” means “to evaporate like smoke.” The designer learned the term from a book about Leonardo Da Vinci. Sfumato was a special technique used by Da Vinci in painting. The artist used it to blur the edges of objects to soften focus. This then gave the illusion of aerial perspective and realism. The designer Kegan McDaniel loved the word and thought it would make a fantastic brand name.
The designer worked on different scents for the concept candle. There are three fragrances available: Tuscan Fields, Amalfi Citrus, and Sicilian Sage. These candles also come in different colors depending on the scent: green, yellow, and red. Using the Italian regions for the name of scents is a reference to Leonardo Da Vinci’s home country.
Kegan McDaniel isn’t new on our radar as we’ve seen and enjoyed his previous designs. The ARUS Drone, aka the Dronut, gave us giggles. The Aged & Ore Travel Decanter became an actual product, allowing you to enjoy your favorite cocktails or spirits wherever your travel takes you. His Nike X Crocs footwear concept design made us wish it would go into production even if the pair looked weird to many.
As for candles, there have been plenty of designs that we found interesting. The Spiral Light Candles could burn for 40 hours with its spiral-shaped wick. The Infinite Candle from more than a decade ago was designed to make another candle as it burns. You see, candles are centuries old, but they will never disappear. Candle innovations will be introduced as long as there are people exercising their creativity to make something new and beautiful.