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


Romanesco
wax, cotton wick
4″ x 3.25″
$69
7485906026713


Romanesco
wax, cotton wick
4″ x 3.25″
$69
7485905436889


Romanesco
wax, cotton wick
4″ x 3.25″
$69
7485904978137


Romanesco
wax, cotton wick
4″ x 3.25″
$69
7485904683225


Romanesco
wax, cotton wick
4″ x 3.25″
$69
7485904126169


Romanesco
wax, cotton wick
4″ x 3.25″
$69
7485903536345


Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
7.5″ x 2.25″
$69
7475364528345
Star Fruit wax, cotton wick 4″ x 2″ $59 7475356762329
Quince wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3″ $67 7475355025625
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475353551065
Sugar Apple wax, cotton wick 3.75″ x 3″ $62 7475352109273
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475348439257
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475345588441
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475344769241
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475337691353
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7475335626969
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475334840537
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 5″ x 7″ $150 7475332382937
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 5″ x 7″ $150 7475329532121
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 5″ x 7″ $150 7475328614617
Table Gourd wax, cotton wick 5″ x 7″ $150 7475315310809

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
7.5″ x 2.25″
$69
7475312918745

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
7.5″ x 2.25″
$69
7475312754905
Bumpy Gourd wax, cotton wick 6.5″ x 4″ $79 7475350208729

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
8″ x 3″
$72
7475359383769
Quince wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3″ $67 7475347685593
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475346931929
Romanesco wax, cotton wick 4″ x 3.25″ $69 7475346211033

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
7.5″ x 2.25″
$69
7475360661721

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
$45
7469082869977

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
1 at 9” x 2”

$55
7469087457497

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
1 at 9” x 2”

$55
7469087424729

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
1 at 9” x 2”

$55
7469086900441

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
1 at 9” x 2”

$55
7469086867673

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
1 at 9” x 2”

$55
7469084770521

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
$45
7469074415833

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
1 at 9” x 2”

$55
7469087097049

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
8″ x 3″
$72
7475362234585

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
7.5″ x 2.25″
$69
7475312984281

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
8″ x 3″
$72
7475308265689

Karela Taper
wax, cotton wick
2 at 7” x 1.5”
$45
7469082607833

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
7.5″ x 2.25″
$69
7475365445849

Bitter Melon
wax, cotton wick
7.5″ x 2.25″
$69
7475365970137