Francesc Gasch Studio | Signature Design Office

Sandle is a candle holder 3D printed in quarz sand. This limited series of elegantly and playfully extrusion-like forms subtly pays tribute to the potential of this innovative manufacturing process.

In this series, there are intentionally simple forms that could not be manufactured using any other process due to the complexity of the curvature. 

Sand, a material with a variety of mineral compositions, has been fundamental in architecture and construction from very primitive times. The sand printing process is surprisingly long lasting and durable making it an ideal material to be repurposed digitally as a product.

Despite the innovative fabrication these candle holders are undeniably made from sand - stripped of any distractions allowing us to appreciate the quality of this raw material under a flickering candle.

Photography: Miquel Coll