The Beauty of 40

Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Returning to collaborate with Hakwood, Shape designed and fabricated a bespoke compact installation, ‘The Beauty of 40’, for Clerkenwell Design Week 2019. The 2.5 metre ‘candle’ featured as part of a collection to celebrate 10 years of CDW, whilst also celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hakwood. Spinning tiles revealed information about key dates and achievements within Hakwood’s history, along with spotlights on the staff who undoubtedly helped the company get to where it is today.

 
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Photography by Black Edge Productions

 
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The spinning tiles also come together to form a party game, pairs, in keeping with the candle’s celebratory and birthday theme. The mirrors on the reverse invite onlookers in to become a part of the installation itself, as well as allowing the candle to form a relationship with its surroundings.

 
 
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The top is formed from Ice White Corian, back lit with LED lighting, and fabricated in house by Shape. The timber tiles used on the candle’s facades were provided by Hakwood, showcasing their beautiful range of products.

 
 
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The internal column is lit by LED lighting, creating an interactive light display at night when played with by passersby.

 
 
 

Head over to our journal to see behind the scenes of the concept and technical design, fabrication and completion of the decade candle, as well as our highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2019.