The Goober Candle is cast in unscented paraffin wax from playful forms originally created by Talbot & Yoon in their Brooklyn studio. Each Goober has a distinctive shape and character. El is a curious kind of Goober and likes being perched on a mantle or coffee table.
Approximate burn time is 40 hours.
Do not leave burning candle unattended.
curious and kind
laze about, hazy glowing
laid back little blob
100% Paraffin Wax
About the Designers
Talbot & Yoon is a design firm founded by Mark Talbot and Youngjin Yoon, who were trained and registered as Architects in the state of New York. They incorporate their architectural thinking into the playful objects that they design for everyday use.
Talbot & Yoon believe that play is a central tenet of both design and culture and want to facilitate play through their design objects. While the products they sell are ‘finished’ when they leave the studio they are never truly completed; character, variation and reconfigurability allow the consumer to experience the same delight from the products through participating with them both physically and emotionally as Talbot & Yoon experienced designing them. They also believe that it if it isn’t fun, why bother, and imagine a world of products that people can take home and play with, that can grow and change as people's needs and desires grow and change.
"You may have noticed, organic things deform when they move. In the book, ‘The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation’ this fundamental fact of biology is translated into fundamental principle number one of physical animation, ‘Squash and Stretch’. It gave early animators the ability to transform inanimate objects into animate ones through subtle manipulations of line and shape." Read more on the Areaware blog.