• Swee ‘pea, candleholder 2016

    *Swee 'pea is a candle holder. It is suitable for both candles and tea lights. Swea 'pea doesn’t shout for attention. It is small, cute with soft, friendly curves, just like the baby found on Popeye's doorstep. It is stackable, ideal for small spaces, coffee shops and restaurants. It comes in different materials, colors and finishes allowing to create different totem like combinations.

    Prototype Cnc milled solid brass,copper and aluminium
    Brass and copper are mirror polished Aluminium coated with ceracote gun coatings
    Photos: 3,4:Giorgos Vitsaropoulos, 1:Nikos Alexopoulos, 2:Dionysis Kouris

    *Swee'Pea (alternatively spelled Swee'pea and Sweapea on some titles and once called Sweep Pea) is a character in E.C. Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre/Popeye and in the cartoon series derived from it. His name refers to the flower known as the Sweet Pea. Before his addition to the animated shorts, the name "Sweet Pea" was a term of affection used by main character Popeye. In the cartoon “We Aim to Please” he addressed girlfriend Olive Oyl that way.
    In the comics, Swee'Pea is a baby found on Popeye's doorstep (actually delivered to him in a box) in a 1933 strip. Popeye adopts and raises him as his son, or, as he puts it "boy-kid". Initially, Swee'Pea's speech consisted entirely of the sound "glop". As the years went on, Swee'Pea apparently aged enough to speak normally, and could throw punches if necessary; however, his appearance remained that of a crawling baby.