Haspencubes, the cosy warmth of Haspengouw in a cube of wood.
Haspencubes are candles made of wood chips and paraffin. They burn for 3 to 4 hours (depending of the weather conditions). Haspencubes burn in a special design fire pit. Both the Haspencubes as the fire pit are locally produced in Haspengouw.
The fire pit has a unique and compact design inspired by the ‘edgy’ shape of the low strain apple trees.
Haspencubes create a great ambiance and spread their cosy warmth, in contrary to the classic terrace candles.
Haspencubes are ideal for smaller terraces thanks to their compact size (20x20x14cm) and the accompanying fire pit.
The candle burns slowly from within the center thanks to the square ‘chimney’.
No hassle. Compared to a classic fire pit, there’s no need to stock up wood or to take care of the fire burning. And the left-over ashes are nicely captured in the fire pit.
Haspencubes reuse the 800.000 apple trees that are yearly stubbed in Haspengouw.
The Haspencubes, an awarded concept
Bridee Award 2012
Province of Limburg
Innovation-award Argiculture 2015
Henry Van de Velde Awards 2016
Haspencubes, rooted in the frost protection of our orchards.
In springtime, there is always the risk that the fruit blossoms freeze and the harvest fails. To prevent this freezing of the blossoms the local farmers ignite paraffin pots to raise the temperature in their orchards with 1 or 2 degrees.
Our Haspencubes are a local alternative for the paraffin pots with plenty of advantages for the farmer:
- They burn to the ground and the ashes are an organic fertiliser for the orchard.
- The farmer does not have to collect the empty pots and is not left behind with residual waste.
- Haspencubes have a cubic shape which allows for easy stocking on euro pallets. (96 Haspencubes per pallet)
- They contain only a limited amount of paraffin en reuse the wood from the orchards as a source material.
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Frédéric Boonen is creative director and founder of boonen design studio from Sint-Truiden. His elaborate knowledge of materials and insights in the supply chain have contributed to the current design.
With the design of our Haspencubes, Frédéric is awarded laureate of the Henry Van de Velde Awards 2016 (in the category ‘Efficiency’), an award that he also received in 2015.
Erik Bartels is a ‘self-made’ blacksmith from Halen who designed the production process of the Haspencubes through his untameable enthusiasm and his contagious knowledge of the craft.
“Creative, innovative, thoughtful and passionate. Some of the characteristics of a good craftsman, that are I live by.
Evi Guilliams is a creative mind born and raised in Haspengouw. As a great-grandchild of farmers from Jeuk, she spent her youth in the blossoming apple orchards. Evi designed the Haspencubes fire pit, inspired by the whimsical shape of the apple trees.