Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes

Dutch designer Merel Bekking became inspired by the shapes of plumbing pipes while studying product design at the Art Academy in Utrecht. Instead of choosing to work with the pipes themselves, Bekking gave hers a twist and made the pipes out of concrete. The result is Mr. Fahrenheit, a concrete candleholder that looks like plumbing pipes.

Bekking produced the piece herself for more than a year and then decided to partner with Sweatshop Deluxe, a design label that gives young Dutch designers a platform to get their handmade work into production.