Based in Brooklyn, NY, Piera Bochner is an artist and designer whose unconventional approach to candle making has garnered universal attention. Drawn to unusual fruits and vegetables found at market stalls in Chinatown and Union Square, the likes of romanesco broccolis, bitter melons, heirloom tomatoes, and star fruits are all points of inspiration for her otherworldly creations.
Bochner studies these peculiar natural shapes before turning them into silicone moulds, where layers upon layers of coloured wax are built up to achieve their final design. When burned, each candle gives way to numerous variations, existing as both functional objects and ever-changing sculptural forms once cooled. With colour and originality aplenty, the unique offerings of Piera Bochner are not easily forgotten.