About

Piera Bochner is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. This candle project was birthed from a love of the material of wax and a desire to investigate how wicks, wax, and flames will travel down new and unconventional paths. The shapes come from pre-existing forms, like romanesco broccolis and bitter melons, plucked from the produce stands of Chinatown, Union Square, and the supermarkets of Berlin, then turned into rubber silicone molds. To create the candles, different colored waxes are individually melted and poured into the molds, waiting for each to cool and harden before adding the next, creating the layered effect. The different mixtures of wax colors combined with the melting power of the flame creates endless variations of the original form. The candle becomes both a functional object when its purpose is enacted, as well as an ever-changing sculptural form when inert.


Contact

pierabochner@gmail.com
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Website by The Team

Press

NYT Magazine — 2018
The New York Times — 2018
New York Magazine — 2019
Something Curated — 2019
Bon Appetit — 2020
Damn Magazine — 2021
Dovetail Magazine — 2020
Fashion Journal — 2020
Milky Magazine — 2020
The New York Times — 2020
Sight Unseen — 2020
Suit Magazine — 2020
Vogue — 2020
Vogue — 2020
Something Curated — 2021


Stockists

Noto Botanics — Los Angeles, CA
Lacausa — Los Angeles, CA
Ali Golden — Oakland, CA
Praise Shadows — Boston, MA
Nora — Detroit, MI
Ex Voto — Santa Fe, NM
Cafe Forgot — New York, NY
MALL — New York, NY
Banshee Vintage — Portland, OR
Neophyte — Canada
Faire Plaisir — Canada
Thief and Bandit — Canada
Hen's Teeth — Dublin, Ireland
Gnambox — Milan, Italy
Hotel Weekend — Madrid, Spain
HATO — London, UK
12thirteen — London, UK
Un Bon Collector — Seoul, South Korea
GR8 — Tokyo, Japan
Radd Lounge — Tokyo, Japan
Stay Flower — Tokyo, Japan
Too Pretty to Burn — Melbourne, Australia

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Romanesco
wax, cotton wick
4" x 3.25"

$55


Minis
wax, cotton wick
3 random mini candles
$35
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Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441359306969
Quince wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3″ $67 7441410425049
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7441378541785
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 5″ x 7″ $150 7441394696409
Star Fruit wax, cotton wick 4″ x 2″ $59 7441414324441
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 5″ x 7″ $150 7441396170969
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 4″ x 7″ $150 7441397874905
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441364779225
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441357537497
Quince wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3″ $67 7441406689497
Kiwano wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.5″ $67 7441374707929
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7441379950809
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7441379000537
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7441378279641
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7441377689817
Bitter Melon wax, cotton wick 7.5″ x 2.25″ $69 7441387782361
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 4″ x 7″ $150 7441402527961
Sugar Apple wax, cotton wick 3.75″ x 3″ $62 7441371562201
Star Fruit wax, cotton wick 4″ x 2″ $59 7441416388825
Star Fruit wax, cotton wick 4″ x 2″ $59 7441416159449
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441367335129
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441365926105
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441362223321
Kiwano wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.5″ $67 7441373528281
Star Fruit wax, cotton wick 4″ x 2″ $59 7441417076953
Bitter Melon wax, cotton wick 7.5″ x 2.25″ $69 7441386930393
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 4″ x 7″ $150 7441402953945
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 5″ x 7″ $150 7441390403801
Sugar Apple wax, cotton wick 3.75″ x 3″ $62 7441372446937
Star Fruit wax, cotton wick 4″ x 2″ $59 7441416716505
Star Fruit wax, cotton wick 4″ x 2″ $59 7441415766233
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441368285401
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441365369049
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441364254937
Bitter Melon wax, cotton wick 8″ x 3″ $72 7441382899929

Bitter Melon wax, cotton wick 7.5″ x 2.25″ $69 7441387454681
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7441360945369

Quince wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3″ $67 7441410752729
Kiwano wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.5″ $67 7441375363289
Kiwano wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.5″ $67 7441374970073
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7441380606169
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7441379393753