Candella’s All-Natural Soya Candles Take Home Coveted A’ Design Award.

Italy’s A’ Design Awards recently announced that a candle-based gift project by Candella had won the renowned Silver A’ Design Award. Claiming the coveted prize in the ‘Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design’ Award Category for 2015.

The A’ Design Awards are the world’s largest design awards. Presented each year in Milan, Italy, the awards aim to create a global awareness for good design. The Silver A’ Design Award is a prestigious award given to the top 5% of designs that have delivered “an exemplary level of sublimity in design”.

Entries to the A’ Gift Design Awards are peer reviewed and anonymously judged by a pre-determined evaluation criteria, which highlights only the top gift design works. Winners are chosen by a grand jury panel of leading academics, influential press members and prominent entrepreneurs.

Candella’s award-winning collection is a series of all- natural, soya, scented candles created by Marcin & Gosia Sobkowicz. Each hand-crafted candle is made in an up-cycled wine bottle; utilising found materials and creating a unique look, which sets them apart from other scented candles.

In creating the range the designers main objective was to differentiate their offering from other candles on the market. The design team tested different types of recycled containers, eventually deciding on green glass bottles with transparent labels. The names of the scents were then replaced by numbers from 1 to 10 and each candle was packaged in a recycled cotton bag printed with the Candella logo to finish the look.

Beyond being a pat on the back for Candella, the award means a well-deserved spot for Irish design on the international stage. A growing revival of Irish craft is now seeing exciting, design-led products embracing both traditional and new techniques. A perfect mix of old and new, which highlights quality, strong design and great attention to detail that a global audience will adore.

 

To learn more about the annual awards please visit the official A’ Design Award website. You can also find out more about stocking and purchasing the winning hand-crafted candle range at the Candella website.

 

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