PyroPet is a new brand founded by Thorunn Arnadottir (a designer) and Dan Koval (a product developer). Kisa candle is the very first animal candle they are launching in May 2014. The brand has a plan to release other animal shaped candles following Kisa candle soon. Their unique candles reveal a surprise within as it burns. Kisa means “kitty” in Icelandic.
This is how PyroPet describe their Kisa kitty candle:
“As the sun begins to set and the shadows lengthen on the wall take a match and light the wick on Kisa. Settle into a cozy chair and relax. Watch as Kisa burns. Look at her shadow on the wall. A lazy warping profile of a kitten in the gathering evening darkness. But look closer. That is no kitten’s profile. That is a skeleton’s profile!”
Kisa is a cute and sleek geometric cat candle has been designed to show the menacing cat skeleton inside as it burns. It will be available in dusty pink and grey. You can also buy the optional glass jar to safely contain the wax and prolong the burning time of the candle. Kisa has an average burning time of 20 hours.
The dimensions of a Kisa candle are: 6.7 x 2.9 x 4.5 inches (17 x 7.5 x 11.5 cm)
Kisa has been featured on various media as “The Devil’s Pet”. We guess that they changed the name to make Kisa have more commercial appeal.
The idea came to Thorunn when she was thinking about the way people use candles:
“One day as I watched the chubby body of a jolly Santa Claus shaped candle slowly melt, deform, and perish into a sad pool of wax I wondered if I could elevate this common place ritual sacrifice into a true theatre of the macabre in wax.”
She came up with the idea of embedding a metal skeleton within a cat shaped candle. A sinister form, lurking, biding its time, waiting to be revealed.
“Cats have always had a split personality. One minute purring contentedly the next hissing and temperamental. While they are cute and huggable they have a dark side associated with witchcraft and sorcery. Kisa was created to capture this duality. Kisa performs a slowly unfolding transformation from cute kitty to brooding skeleton.”
We really love Kisa candles in fact we would love both colours. We would not want to burn the candles, because we preferred the candle looking pretty. But I think our editor would definitely want the sinister cat to come out. Visit PyroPet and Pre-0rder from Swish.