Spoiler: It’s a metal skeleton.
While studying at the Royal College of Arts in London, Iceland-based Thorunn began toying with the idea of what a shaped candle looks like once it melts. She thought the results were often creepy. Playing off that, Thorunn first made a cat candle—complete with its own skeleton—and has expanded the PyroPet menagerie to include an owl, a reindeer, and other charming creatures. Lighting one of her candles is an experience you want to watch unfold—it’s unexpected, a little dark, and impossible to ignore, which suits Thorunn perfectly.