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February 5, 2020

Sweet, but not so innocent

Gifting for the ones you love this Valentine’s Day can be a mind field, saturated with the familiar sight of flowers, teddy bears, chocolates and bottles of fizz you don’t know where to turn to for something a little more out of the ordinary.

From the overwhelming supply of winter berries and spices scents surrounding the festive season. If your Valentine’s Day date struggles with overpowering, heavily scented candles then the PyroPets from 54 Celsius provides the perfect alternative due to their fragrance-free content. These PyroPets artistic, geometric animal sculptures simply yet significantly enrich the surroundings with their fantastic presence. So if a first date is on the cards, let your PyroPet take centre stage and conversation will soon ignite across the dinner table. Light the wick and watch this space as the profile of your animal begins to warp, the melting wax peels back to reveal a menacing flame and scorched aluminium skeleton.

Each PyroPet offers a burning time of approximately 6-20 hours, plenty of time to accompany your Valentine’s Day plans. Made from paraffin wax, a cotton wick and an aluminium skeleton. Each candle offers a slightly different burning experience, which is why we would recommend placing your candle on a plate with a minimum diameter of 10 inches (25 cm) to contain the wax as it melts.

The idea of the Pyropet range came to Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir while studying at the Royal College of Art in London in 2011. After exhibiting the cat candle concept (previously called “The Devil’s Pet”) in Milan and at her graduation show in London, they quickly gained a lot of attention on the internet. In fact, in 2013 she was selected as one of the 50 talents that are shaping the future by Icon Magazine and in 2014 she was nominated for the Icon Awards for “Best Emerging Design Studio”.

Due to popular demand Thorunn then joined forces with Dan Koval and begun launching a Kickstarter campaign to finance their the startup. The campaign was a great success, in only 4 days they had reached their funding goal and by the end of the campaign, they had reached 250% of their initial goal. From which Thorunn and Dan founded PyroPet Candle Company (known today as 54 Celcius) and are now selling Kisa along with a number of other designs to shops and galleries all around the world.

54 Celsius ensured versatility in each of their designs, incorporating a selection of colours to suit your interior. Whether that is minimalistic monochrome in a tinge of black, grey and white, soothing pastel hues of peach, mint and baby blue or a vivid wash of electric blue, red, lavender and yellow.

The PyroPet collection boasts over 8 different animals, all names in keeping the Icelandic roots of the brand. Such as Kisa (Cat), Bíbí (Bird), Hoppa (Rabbit), Ugla (Owl), Dýri (Deer), Dreki (Dragon) and Voffi (Dog). Each of the PyroPet candles are available to buy online for between £12.50-£27.00 from 54Celsius.

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