Banten are a line of aluminum candle shades and scented candles made in Bali, Indonesia. The shades are hand-pressed with unique designs in both cylinder and box formats. The candles come in a variety of scents – also from Bali.
Banten came from the idea of the daily offerings the people of Bali practice every day. As part of their daily lives, many Balinese prepare beautifully small, hand woven, palm leaf baskets filled with fruit, flowers, rice and incense. These baskets are then placed in and around their homes as a devotional gift to their spiritual beliefs. They are simple offerings of gratitude. When walking the streets, it's not uncommon to find the air filled with fragrant scents of cempaka blossom, sandalwood, frangipani, vanilla and many other beautiful scents of the region. We designed an identity to reflect this idea. A 'basket' was created for the logo by using flora and fauna relevant to Bali, giving it a feeling of abundance and life. This carried over to the website and packaging which has images of the rice fields of Bali both inside the box and on the backside of the bellybands used on the square tins.