Lotus Tea Light Holder: Symbolism+Design+Packaging

Please excuse me but I'm on a major design kick today. This beautiful lotus tea light holder from Singapore's Trine captures my attention for many reasons.

First the symbolism: “Inspired by the beauty and resilience of a lotus flower blossom, the structure of the candleholder comprises of three rings of petals. The intricate patterns on each ring of petals features one type of traditional floral motifs found in Chinese, Arabic and Islamic art respectively. These three cultures form the majority of Singapore's melting pot of culture and heritage. Symbolically, the lotus flower represents a wish for peace and hope for the Republic nation.” Next the design: “The intricate result of an experiment exploring form, material and laser production methods. Each ring of petals can be removed individually to use as a standalone tealight candleholder; or can be stacked together to form a single tealight candleholder–which resembles a delicate blossoming lotus flower.”

And finally, the packaging. {Via The Die Line}

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