The ZIMstone candleholders are made of surplus stone, left after major art projects, they are therefore different always.
ZIMstone is also a fine reference to the problematic situation with gemstone in African. Instead, you can with peace of mind, support the talented artists and their ethically produced stones. ” HOUSE BY THE SEA ” which is a distributor and manufacturer make them a variety of sizes, colors and stone types.
Material / type of stone: Spring Stone, Green Opal, White Opal, Dolomite, Butterjed, Lapidolite…
Along with the stone carvers in Chitungwiza Arts Centre, Fairtrade Designers have chosen to work on the popular series of ZIMStone candlesticks.
HOUSE BY THE SEA collection is expanded with a vase.
ZIMStone series consists of smaller stones from the production of large stone sculptures, the small stone transformed into the finest unique design products and is represented with their multi-faceted surfaces of small creatures that catch the light and thus seems to constantly change shape.
DS004 ” Vase ” large 18×8 1,5kg / medium 15×6 1kg / small 10×4 500g
The unique BalOOOn Bowl is developed in an interesting cooperation between Danish Fairtrade Designers and Shona Art sculptors in Chitungwiza Arts Centre in Zimbabwe. The artist is inspired by the famous ceramist Salto and have created the specially sculpted bowl in springstone.
DS016 25cm in dia. x 13cm high / 6,5kg.
There are two dish versions in the HOUSE BY THE SEA collection. This is one of them. It is a “non-directional dish” in a beautiful triangle shape forming beautiful patterns when you put several together.
The platters from the cooperation between Shona Art sculptors in Chitungwiza Arts Centre in Zimbabwe and Danish Fairtrade Designers can be used for a rustic serving of cheese and fruit.The slightly soft African stone, patinated beautifully, will get even more patinated in use – or the surface can be sealed with a good vegetable oil. A wooden knife is recommend for soft cheeses.
DS001 Clephas’ Platter in Spring stone / DS002 Clephas’ Platter in Opal size 32x20x2cm 700-1kg depending on the stone type.
During a workshop between Fairtrade Designers and the renowned Shona art sculptors in Chitungwiza Art Centre in Zimbabwe, these tight Donut candlesticks were created.
Material / type of stone: Spring Stone / White Opal
They are the result of a collaboration where the Scandinavian design style meets the organic African expression. ” HOUSE BY THE SEA, ” producer and retailer, can supply them in different stone types.
DS024 Small DoNut in white opal / DS025 Large DoNut in Spring Stone
The beautiful and harmonious Egg Bowls are available in four sizes. The bowls outside surface is inspired by the avocado peel. The large bowls are beautiful for salads or side dishes. The small bowls can be used for snacks, small fruits or a simple flower head from the garden, or to store your jewellery overnight on the table. Though just as important for Fairtrade Designers and the sculptors in Chitungwiza Arts Centre in Zimbabwe, the bowls can be left blank and simply act as a small sculpture on the table.
DS011 Large Egg 30x10x18 up to 1,3 kg/ DS012 Medium Egg 23x14x9 500-600g / DS013 Small Egg 15x10x5 200g / DS014 Mini Egg 9x6x3 50g
A talented Shona Art Sculptor, was during a workshop in Zimbabwe with Fairtrade Designers, inspired by the Danish Architect and designer, Arne Jacobsen’s chair when he saw them for the first time in Danish design magazines. The fine bowl which has a spherical bottom, stands up and dances on the table, if you give it a little push.
Diameter of the large is: 35cm, medium 25cm, small 20cm, mini 8cm
DS008 Large / DS007 Medium / DS006 Small / DS009 Mini Embrace
Lights on Tray
Carved out of one spring stone, this is a candlestick and a round dish at the same time.
It can be used as a very simplistic candle holder or be decorated for the season. Put some water in the bowl and leave a flower head to complement the candlestick on the dinner table, or fill it with decorative balls for Christmas. This functional product is the result of a workshop between the stone carvers in Zimbabwe and Danish Fairtrade Designers.
Material / type of stone: Spring Stone
DS015 Lights on Tray / 30cm dia x 7cm / 4,5 – 5kg.
These candlestick are playing with our perception of stone, here are stones melting over your table edge or windowsill. ” HOUSE BY THE SEA “ who are the manufacturer of the candle holders get them home in various sizes.
It is one of the results of a workshop between Fairtrade Designers and the renowned Shona Art sculptors in Chitungwiza Art Centre. Melted rock. A unique candlesticks in black Spring Stone.
Material / type of stone: Spring Stone
DS026 MELTED / can be sold as seperate pieces.
Stone bowl “THE POT” is a meeting between modern nordic design and a historic ” Haita ” pot from the Zimbabwean cuisine.
At the workshop in Chitungwiza Art Center, where Fairtrade Designers, created a collection of contemporary designs, met the two approaches in an expression, and the bowl “THE POT” occurred.
DS028 “THE POT” / 24cm in dia x 11cm high.
Worm has a life in timber from Ghana before it came to Zimbabwe. It is one of the results of a workshop between Fairtrade Designers and recognized artists from Chitungwiza Arts Centre. It is a unique organic form of coherent bowls that works great in both wood and stone.
DS010 Material / type of stone: Green Opal / White Opal / Spring stone. Size 45 x 26 x 15 cm / 5,5 – 6kg.