Pipe Candle Holder

Danish designer Pernille Vea based this candle holder on a 6th century Viking design she saw in the National Museum. It’s rudimentary, for sure, yet it’s also quite handy as outdoor lighting as you could hammer or spike them into trees, the ground, the table, etc. (just make sure if it’s your table you’re all right with a few holes). And, they’re on sale: $24 down from $35. See Danish designer Pernille Vea talk about the design in the video below (or on Youtube).

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: A+R store


If you’ve ever fumbled about in drawers and pockets to find a set of matches, you might just need want a dignified canister to keep them safe at hand in a designated spot. Set your eyes upon Fort Standard’s Fire kit, which is a spin-off of the Life is Precious Survival Kit they designed for Wallpaper’s Handmade Exhibition. The brass canister is waterproof and contains strike anywhere matches and a cotton ball in the cap for tinder. “Fire – Light & Warmth – Strike on bottom” is engraved on the surface, reminding the user to use the roughened bottom as the striker.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Fire here

Tallow Candles

Ambiance. Say it with me, A-M-b-i-a-n-c-e. That’s what a lot of interiors lack due to bad overhead lighting. Now, if you’ve got the money, hire a professional and get your home’s lighting fixed as soon as possible, as fame and fortune is sure to follow once your guests see your face under flattering light. If you don’t have the money, the simple solution is to buy a few candles and light ‘em up. For extra design credit, these Tallow Candles will softly illuminate whilst also referencing a little old-world elegance, giving your table more refinement than cheap(er) candlesticks.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Spin Candelabra

Hey Santa, if you’re going to blow your budget on my Christmas present, please make it this Spin Candelabra by Tom Dixon. It’s one heck of a centerpiece, and pretty much takes the place of a low light or chandelier above a larger table. The candelabra’s arms spin 360 degrees to give a variety of configurations, and, as it’s made from cast iron, it will last forever.

Purchase Information:

Price: $675.00
Available from: YLighting

Les Perles Candlestick

It’s like building blocks, except dangerous (does it not look like an ice pick without the beads?) if one’s temper is out of sorts. The wooden beads are removable, which gives you a chance to reconfigure the design as you wish. Right now the Les Perles Candlesticks are a little less with DWR’s Dining Sale, fyi.


Purchase Information:

Price: $51.00 - 63.75
Available from: DWR

What is it?

Now, for another game of ‘What is it?’ Do you know? Can you guess? Hint: it is not a torture device, nor a strange sort of holder for a beverage. It was designed by Carl Mertens, who has designed all manner of steel accessories, and measures approximately 5 x 3 inches. Do you know now? Answer below.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Shop

Menorah by Josh Owen

How about a hefty menorah? This one by Josh Owens is made of solid cast iron and has an integrated tray to catch wax drippings (or a used match). Happy Hanukkah!

Also, if you’re looking for a menorah, take a look at the Jewish Museum Shops… they’ve got plenty of good ones.

Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 3.5 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: Areaware

Sale: Match Candleholders

Update: These are now on sale from $75.00 to $18.75! Craziness.

This is so smart. These candleholders have a vent for a match, eliminating the burnt finger scenario that often occurs with tealights. As I’ve caught the holiday-gift bug, it’s necessary to mention they’d be a good present option, no matter the event or recipient. Actually, on second thought, that might get you into trouble. Maybe make sure the recipient is somewhat interested in decor/candles, then it’s a safe bet. One set includes 4 Candleholders.


Purchase Information:

Price: $18.75

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Available from: DWR

Lighter Candle

It’s a lighter that looks like a candle. Nothing fancy, but it may be a little nicer to look at than a regular ol’ lighter. Maybe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $19.99
Available from: DIGS

Distortion Candlestick

While this has quite a bit of wait time, it’s an excellent price for a great little conversation piece. Rapid prototyping is really enabling designers to make some interesting stuff, as is the case with this candlestick. A traditional candlestick form is warped through 3D rendering, then rapid prototyped and cast.

Available for pre-order.
Approximate ship date: 8/25/2010

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Areaware

Stanley Candlesticks

Inspired by the traditional matchbox, designer Simon Donald created the Stanley series of oak candle stick holders. What really makes it stand out is the bright block of yellow, which is actually sandpaper for use as a striking surface.

Materials: Solid oak, brass inserts and household sandpaper

Purchase Information:

Price: £15.00
Availability: Buy Stanley Candlesticks here

Heima Candle Holder

Pure and simple, this candle holder designed by Francis Cayouette is both elegant and functional. It’s a timeless piece of design, no doublt about it.

Designer: Francis Cayouette
Manufacturer: Normann Copenhagen
Materials: Cast iron
Dimensions: 8 H x 5 1/4 W x 5 1/2 D

Also, if you’re in the mood, there’s a product video with the designer (and a couple of more pics): (more…)

Purchase Information:

Price: $67.00
Available from: Velocity

Joyce Candle Holders

Brooklyn designer Jean Pelle handcrafts these gorgeous candle holders from cross sectioned wood and then fills the cracks with a super bright white filling. They are one of four unique designs available, check out the rest at Jean Pelle’s website.

Designer: Jean Pelle.
Tall: 3.5″ ht x 2.75″ width x 2″ depth
Short: 2.75″ ht x 3.5″ width x 2″ depth

Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Availability: Buy Joyce Candle Holders here

Candleholder with matches

This reminds me of the Candle with matchbox (which, btw, I can’t find for sale online anymore), in that it conveniently integrates the match box into the design of the candleholder. No more searching for random matchbooks in the kitchen drawer every time you want a little candlelight.

Design: Kristina Stark Design
One box of matches is included in the price.

Length: 6 cm, Width: 4 cm, Height: 2 cm, $17.00
Length: 12 cm, Width: 7 cm, Height: 3 cm, $38.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $18.00
Availability: Buy Candleholder with matches here

Totem Votive Set

Stack and build as you please with this votive set by Eric Janssen.

The modular design of these three natural beech wood tealight holders allows them to be arranged in a variety of heights and configurations. Multiple sets can be used together to create a more dramatic effect. Made of natural beech wood. Votive candles included. Two sets shown.

Size: Stacked: 9.75h x 2″diam.
Eric Janssen, 2009

Purchase Information:

Price: $26.00
Availability: Buy Totem Votive Set here