Gallery: EXTENSION CABLE CANDLE HOLDER by the Home Project


European design duo Kathi Stertzig and Albio Nascimento of the Home Project have made a career out of playing with familiar objects and using them in unexpected new ways. Their MAX 5000W installation is a great example of their environmentally provocative thinking. Asking “What is the value of energy?” and “Is electricity really necessary for light?” this clever candle holder made from an old extension cord plays with the boundaries of high-tech and low-tech.

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  1. Nicholas Chan December 20, 2007 at 2:29 pm


    Your statement of “Anything plugged into a wall outlet draws a small amount of electricity” is false; if the electrical circuit is not closed there is no flow of current, thus no consumption of energy.

    Additionally, it can be clearly seen that the power strip has been gutted completely to become nothing more than a candle holder.

  2. Richie December 20, 2007 at 9:41 am

    P.S. it’s NOT an extension cord ! It’s an ‘Outlet Strip’.

  3. Richie December 20, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Great idea. Not a usable product. As Art,it’s cool. Anything plugged into a wall outlet draws a small amount of electricity… SO… it’s fascinating to note that this artistic statement wastes energy, while asking us to question our possible energy wastefulness.

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