A unique lighter that sparks an intimate relationship between people and fire.

PROJECT DURATION: 4 WEEKS

CURRENT Lighters

 

Unattractive aesthetic.

Cheap and low quality material.

No emotional connections with the user, nor with its functionality.

Final concept

 

I wanted to bring back the close relationship between people and fire by using the fire piston to create an experience that’s both familiar and unconventional.

 

The form was inspired by a torch, and choosing material, finishes that closely relates to the Alessi brand.

 

 

How does a

fire piston work?

 

 

It Heats up air by compressing the top part into the lower handle tube.

 

The result compression ratio is about 25:1, for reference a typical combustion engine has a ratio of 20:1.

 

Temperature will reach 600+ degrees Fahrenheit enough to light up the materials at the tip, such as cotton ball or char cloth.

 

Intimate relation

with fire

 

PREMIUM MATERIALS

LONG LASTING

 

ELEGANT

AESTHETICS

 

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