From Artek's FIN/JPN Friendship Collaboration with Finnish-Korean design-duo COMPANY, the Lucia Candleholder celebrates the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan. Lucia belongs to the Secrets of Finland Collection
, a family of six objects, each celebrating a seasonal ritual belonging to the Finnish calendar. When designing the objects, the design studio COMPANY imagined the gifts that the Finnish delegation would have brought to Japan a hundred years ago. A family of ceramics with spirited functions celebrates the Finnish festivities and beliefs.
In deepest December, Lucia the light-bringer triumphs over darkness. In Finland, thousands of girls dress up as Lucia and participate in candlelit processions through the streets. These processions proclaim the victory of hope and love over despair, emphasising that even a small light can drive away darkness. The Lucia candleholders serve as charming decorative items, either on their own or in pairs, and can accommodate three taper candles.Secrets of Finland Vases
are also available.