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December 5, 2013
Nothing creates a festive and cozy atmosphere for a holiday party like candle light. From the bar, to the buffet table, to the dining table, to the mantle, and even the powder room, strategically placed candles throughout the house provide a warm and elegant glow in every room. Here, we've gathered some of our personal favorites.
LUMBERJACK CANDLE HOLDERS

LUMBERJACK CANDLE HOLDERS

Danish designer Simon Legald was inspired by the silhouette created in a tree trunk as lumberjacks slowly chop away toward its center when he conceived of this colorful series of Lumberjack Candle Holders. Each set is carved from a single, cylindrical piece of solid wood. Made in Denmark.

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LUP CANDLE HOLDER

LUP CANDLE HOLDER

Inspired by Scandinavian tradition and the short daylight hours of the Northern climate, the Lup Candleholder brings warmth and light into the home. The minimal construction creates a continuous line and minimal form.

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BLOSSOM CANDLESTICKS

BLOSSOM CANDLESTICKS

Part of the Blossom series, the Lily Candlestick is the baby in this family of blooms, standing at 24.5 cm. This joyous and organic form is crafted from hand turned beech wood— a production process inspired by the mid-century candlesticks which were made from the scraps of wooden furniture. Created by Danish designer Anders Nørgaard, the Lily Candlestick looks lovely as a single bud, but best when paired with others of the Blossom series to form a meadow in full bloom. Made in Sweden.

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WAVE CANDLESTICK

WAVE CANDLESTICK

The Wave Candlestick combines traditional craft production with a contemporary design sensibility. Hand-turned by artisans in Jaipur, India and designed by Michael Dreeben for AKMD, the Wave Candlestick mimics the undulating curves of sine waves. Each candlestick is made from repurposed, sustainably—harvested Mango wood -a native tree to India— and is burned and oil finished.

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LES PERLES CANDLE HOLDERS

LES PERLES CANDLE HOLDERS

For Les Perles Candle Holders, FX Balléry drew inspiration from classic wooden beads produced in the Jura Mountains. Its steel base comes with eight interchangeable wooden pieces that can be put together to create unique and changeable candlestick designs.

 

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NICK AND THE CANDLESTICK

NICK AND THE CANDLESTICK

Drawing its inspiration from antique weights and a Sylvia Plath poem of the same name, the Nick And The Candlestick candle holder is romantic and evocative. Designed by Lindsey Adelman, nine ethereal brass cylinders stand on a walnut tray, each one a different height. Candles appear almost as if they are growing out of them, and when lit the flames appear to dance in the high gloss brass finish. These look gorgeous sitting together on their tray or scattered throughout a room.

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LUMBERJACK CANDLE HOLDERS

LUMBERJACK CANDLE HOLDERS

Danish designer Simon Legald was inspired by the silhouette created in a tree trunk as lumberjacks slowly chop away toward its center when he conceived of this colorful series of Lumberjack Candle Holders. Each set is carved from a single, cylindrical piece of solid wood. Made in Denmark.

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