The raw power of Northern nature.
The first Kaamoskivi was born in the early 1970s, when Anu Pentik and her family moved to Posio. Impressed by the nature of the North, she wanted to create an object that captured the raw power of nature in her new home. Although not many people initially believed in the beautifully ugly lump, it was the start of Pentik’s success story.
This autumn, we have launched a batch of legendary Kaamoskivi candleholders, each made in the same landscape where the product originated.
The changing autumn colours in the birches and branches of the fells. Lichen creeping across the bare rocks. The rugged edges of glacial boulders. When Anu Pentik moved with her family to Posio in Lapland in the early 1970s, nature made a strong first impression. She wanted to capture it all in something tangible, to create something as raw and untamable as her new surroundings. And so Kaamoskivi was born. A weird and wonderful object that embodied the power of Lapland. A creature of nature – unique, wild and free.
Anu collected the sand she mixed with the clay to make the Kaamoskivi candle holders from the shores of Lake Livojärvi (the Riviera of Lapland). She sold the first ones to the local Esso petrol station, where people admired them as they filled their tanks. Her Kaamoskivi’s sold out right away. And it wasn’t long before Kaamoskivi candle holders were being sold at the Stockmann department store, where they flew off the shelves. Pentik’s success story had begun.
This autumn, Pentik is launching a new collection of legendary Kaamoskivi candle holders. Their design language is as bold and unique as ever. Each Kaamoskivi is made in the very same place where the concept itself was born – in the middle of rugged wilderness of the North. Every Kaamoskivi also comes with a bit of sand that Anu collected from the shores of lakes in Posio, just like 50 years ago.