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CANDLESTICK NO. 2

Patinated bronze candlestick
Designed in 1990

22 h x 16 w x 11 d cm

Made in Denmark

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2021-10-28 13:00 CEST

TRAY & CANDELABRA HISTORY

Arje Griegst spent several periods throughout his career at the Bel Fiore bronze foundry in Pietrasanta, Italy working on objects in bronze. Using the same self-invented cire perdue technique as in his Spiral series and other jewellery, he conjured bronze candlesticks and candelabras from the 1960s ad onwards. From pieces that almost melt across the table to fairytale growths sprouting water agate eggs they all embody his recurring ideas around metamorphosis.

CANDLESTICK NO. 3 & NO. 2

The organically shaped candlesticks can partly be seen as the beginning of the dynamic and sculptural large scale work that followed Arje's occupation later in his life.


CLOSEUP OF THE "CONCH SHELL VARIATION" CANDELABRUM

The gilded bronze ribbons on the candelabrum twist as if caught by the wind, they swirl unrestrainedly in the air. The candelabrum is a continuation of the Spiral jewellery that Arje made a few years earlier. 



THE CANDELABRUM "CONCH SHELL VARIATION"

The candelabrum Conch Shell Variation that the Ny Carlsberg foundation bought and donated to The Design Museum in Copenhagen is spectacularly expressive. The gilded bronze candelabrum sits on a large, rough rock crystal and placed with a large marbled egg shaped water agate at the top of the sculpture, 1984