I started thinking about ways to extend the reach of a match after becoming frustrated with being unable to reach down into a candle to light it. I wanted to create an elegant simple solution that would not require fastening the match to anything and no moving parts. The design needed to be as easy as the action of lighting the match itself. So I came up with a design that is as simple as sliding the match into the end of the extender and then lighting it. The solution supports both regular matches and flat paper matches. I want to work with brass because of the beautiful deep luster that its golden finish has in a dim room lit by candlelight.