Once mankind realised that electricity could save them from severe hot wax burns, they stopped using candles in chandeliers. So what possessed artist Takeshi Miyakawa to make an entire chandelier from wax that completely melts away when lit?
Masochism? Vengeance? A fractured sense of nostalgia? Like with most creations that make you scratch your head or raise an eyebrow, the answer of course is art. The Candelier was created for The Creatomatic show at New York's Eyebeam Gallery, and even though it took 10 weeks to cast and mould, it's destined to disappear in a manner of mere hours. [Spoon & Tamago via Inventor Spot]