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Cooltower Candles

Cooltower Candles “A beautiful meltdown “

With all the fuss that still plays around Nuclear power plants worldwide, many people still associate this with danger and misery. The most recognizable and thus probably also the most controversial are the cooling towers of nuclear power plants. As a designer this puts me thinking. Why? The mass, the colour? Purely looking at the design, apart from the whole plant, I find a cooling tower just beautiful. Clearly in shape, sober in colour and without trapping frills. In addition, pure on it’s own a cooling tower is so much more. the steam/ smoke gives it a more unique character and let the cooling tower life. This triggers me as a designer!

The cooling tower is, separate from the mass, a beautiful object. By looking at it pure on it’s own, and daring to see its beauty (the steam / smoke), arose the idea of the Cool Tower Candles. A sober, functional, controversial and inaccessible object will suddenly become, through colour choice and by bringing it in the interior, airy and wants to be seen.

The Contrast this creates is great. The plumes of smoke rising from a cooling tower that would suddenly be perceived as “cool, atmospheric and Attractively”.  People are looking carefully and admiringly how the cooling tower quietly goes under. “A Beautiful Meltdown!”