This incense burner reimagines a ritual object. Stripped of overt symbolism, its machined form offers a neutral platform for personal use. Three distinct components interlock, a precision puzzle in metal. The incense chamber conceals, collecting ash and shielding accidental burns. Smoke escapes in a measured release, a minimalist sensory experience.

Design: Justin Allen with Saskia Kaufmann

Photography: Justin Allen and Yuzhu Zheng