In deepest December, Lucia the light-bringer triumphs over darkness. In Finland, thousands of girls dress up as Lucia and take part in a candlelit procession through the streets, proclaiming the victory of hope and love over despair, and remembering that even a small light can drive away the darkness. The Lucia Candleholder also has a smaller companion, Lucius Candleholder, and belongs to a family of six ceramic objects created by COMPANY for Artek’s FIN/JPN Friendship Collection.
Made in: Portugal
Material: Handmade ceramic
Founded in 2000, COMPANY is a Finnish-Korean design practice founded by Aamu Song and Johan Olin. Based in Helsinki, Song and Olin work as artists, designers, and producers, in addition to running their own shop, Salakauppa – “secret store” in Finnish. One of their projects is Secrets: travelling to remote areas around the world, Song and Olin seek out traditional manufacturers, based on whose specific fields of expertise they create new designs. COMPANY’s work belongs to the permanent collections of Design Museum Finland, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Finland, Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Finland and The Icelandic Design Museum, and has been shown at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York.
Founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists. Furthermore, they are Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.
In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design. Besides, they developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art!
The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and measurement accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. Besides, it stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity.