Tou, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Orrefors, shows how an established function can take on a new form. Inspired by the classic hurricane lamp, the designers have divided Tou into two components: a foundation in thicker glass, and a tall, thin-glass cylinder placed inside. The different layers and thicknesses reflect the room and the candle flame in a way that makes the eye linger. Set the table with Tou both outdoors and indoors. The candles are easy to light when you lift off the top. And with the tall glass in place, the flame burns quietly, even in an evening breeze.
Tou is available in three sizes of votives; a smaller one for regular tealights, a medium-size for large tealights and a hurricane lamp for pillar candles or classic candles (a functional metal holder is included).