Manikhin 3 Armed Candlestick by Normann Copenhagen
In response to the notion that the world is too serious and short on humor, Roma Manikhin gives us a dose of satire with his saucy deck of playing cards and provocative candlesticks created for the Normann x Brask Art Collection. Drawing on the styles of 20th century Italian design, Manikhin’s two candlesticks for the collection emerge as three-dimensional representations of his artistic universe. One depicts a female head, her plump lips holding the candle in place, while the other is a full nude figure, balancing a total of three candles across both her hands and her head. The pieces are made from hand-painted concrete and untreated resin respectively; their voluptuous designs charged with humor and sexual desire.