Impress the design junkie on your list with a gift plucked from the arty innovators at Artecnica. The Bird In Wonderland candleholder is part of a collection created by Stephen Johnson, a self-professed lover of ornamentation and kitsch. Each piece is individually cast from objects he found at antique markets in his native England. Conjuring a surreal Lewis Carroll-style sense of escape, this illuminating accent illustrates how design can fulfill emotional needs like fantasy, nostalgia, and humor.
Artecnica’s award-winning design objects have been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and many other institutions.