That they are still produced to this day, after first appearing 44 years ago, is a testament to its classic design.
Apparently, Sarpaneva was inspired by the wooden moulds that glassblowers threw out and he used them to produce the bark/icicle texture seen in the Festivo design.
|image from here|
They come in eight sizes and are distinguished by the undulating rings. I have seen all eight of the different sized candle holders displayed en masse with candles lit during a cocktail party. It made a striking display and its simplicity was breathtaking.
(As an aside, one of the candle holders exploded from the intensity of the heat when a candle burnt too low. So, beware of exploding crystal.)
Being the copy cat that I am, I bought my first vintage Festivo candle holder for my bark glass shelf in the kitchen. It has two rings.
|Two ring Festivo candle holder on the open shelves|
I'll be buying a couple more to make the place look festive at Christmas time. It's in lieu of tinsel.