Marie Thurnauer Lightrunner Candlestick
  • Marie Thurnauer Lightrunner Candlestick
  • Marie Thurnauer Lightrunner Candlestick
  • Marie Thurnauer Lightrunner Candlestick
  • Marie Thurnauer Lightrunner Candlestick
  • Marie Thurnauer Lightrunner Candlestick
A set of candles. Blocks of wood. Spread the candleholder out on the table. Or fold it back together. Let it occupy just as much as space as seems fit. Marie Thurnauer’s Light Runner pays heed to modernist Scandinavian design, although she is French.

“People appreciating my work ask if I’m a Swedish designer, and I do feel related, I like the very simple straight forms and the functionality of Scandinavian design, it’s an obvious reference for my work.”

Marie’s designs are honestly straightforward and direct with a minimalist simplicity, offering clever solutions for the everyday. But not always. Some years ago she made the blogosphere with quite a contrary design, her Noose lamp shaped as a Hangman’s knot made from optical fibers.

“Lots of prototypes are presented at the design fairs, and when there is no company picking it up, people will say it’s great anyway, and suddenly call it a piece of art instead of design. So I thought, I can do that too, as a provocation of course!”

Light Runner is made in solid wood blocks held together by soft square-cut pieces of leather, and comes in red, white, black and grey.

Design:
Marie Thurnauer

Manufacturer:
Design House Stockholm