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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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 7441360945369