Continuing the long tradition of elegant Scandinavian flame luminaries, Candela, designed by Francisco Gomez Paz, advances this classic product typology with 21st century technology. As the first product of Astep, Candela is a manifesto that speaks to evolution in design and technology, and respect for the environment. Astep is inspired by evolution; the use of fire to power LED lights represents both the oldest and the newest forms of illumination in a single product. By harvesting energy, Candela provides light and powers your mobile devices with an aesthetic that is both technical and warmly domestic. For Candela, Astep has crafted a novel energy harvesting system that generates electricity from the heat of the flame thanks to the thermoelectric Seebeck effect. Powered by bioethanol, a clean, natural and renewable fuel made from plants, Candela produces it’s own electricity to provide cosy LED illumination, and charge mobile devices via USB.