WINE BOTTLE FIREPLACE CANDLE
A bottle of wine is often silent witness to a few dance steps, a debate, a burst of laughter, or a seduction game. Q de Bouteilles reimagines recycling by making those sacred moments last through art, giving bottles a second life. Once they are emptied of wine and filled with memories, they’re ready to light up your home.
Decorative when unlit and magical when in use, this ingenious candle is perfect for those times when storms roll in. Under dimmed skies and lashing rain, nothing makes a sheltering house a welcoming home more than the distinctive smell and hypnotic flicker of this candle, with scents reminiscent of fertile autumnal woods and log fires. Put the kettle on, get the games board out and settle in.
This Candle lasts around 60 hours.
In January 2016, Q des Bouteilles embarked on a mission to collect empty wine bottles from restaurants around France. In a creative reimagining of recycling, Q set about creating beautiful pieces from these salvaged materials. The first bottles were cut with a string, methylated spirit and iced water to create a thermal shock: an arduous but effective method. Soon, friends were asking for more.
In just a few months the word spread, and friends of friends were also clamoring for Q’s work. Sensing that they had stumbled upon something promising, Q de Bouteilles was born. Partnerships were created with diverse craftspeople, who all soon shared their passion for – and mastery of – cold glass working.
By 2017, Q de Bouteilles had moved from the barn where the projects were born into a specialized production workshop in Cucq, Pas-de-Calais. Since then, a dozen craftsmen have joined the team and been busy applying all of their know-how to sort out, cut, polish and shape the bottles that are collected, following a refined artisanal process.
THIS ITEM IS ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION.
H: 3.94x D: 2.95 inches
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