A series of candles with a hidden surprise by Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir. The PyroPet (originally known as “The Devil’s Pet”) looks innocent on the outside but reveals an aluminum skeletal frame once the candle melts. The idea came to Arnadottir while studying at the Royal College of Art in London in 2011 and thinking about ways people use candles: "One day, as I watched the chubby body of a jolly Santa Claus-shaped candle slowly melt, deform, and perish into a sad pool of wax, I wondered if I could elevate this common place ritual sacrifice into a true theatre of the macabre in wax." The first candle was in the shape of a cat with a sinister form lurking on the inside.
Candles are usually in the area of some sweet and cute home decorations. It's a very romantic product. You would normally not expect to see the skeleton of the cute little cat candle you just lit. People don't even think twice about what they're doing to their candle, they will just assume that it will melt down and nothing more. They know the story before they light it... It's just a bit boring. I find it very satisfying to be able to create a new storyline in a product. It's like a romantic film that turns into a horror satire.