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9 Sculptural Candles That Double as Design Objects

Mood lighting that packs a punch.

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9 Sculptural Candles That Double as Design Objects

Mood lighting that packs a punch.

At the height of the pandemic last year, a deluge of candle content began flooding Instagram. It wasn’t Diptyque or Fornaestti that was piquing peoples’ interest, though — more avant-garde picks, from Areawear’s blob-shaped Goober, a pastel orb of wax, to Lex Pott’s double-ended Twisted candle, were appearing on the feeds of influencers aplenty.

The preponderance of candle content sparked a full-blown craze (British Vogue proclaimed candle-making the “biggest trend of lockdown”) that, needless to say, is still going strong. As WFH routines push us to revamp our homes, people are looking for easy ways to spice up their space. Candles, especially ones in unorthodox shapes and sizes, are easy fixes — in one fell swoop, they double as mood lighting and decorative design objects.

Yui Brooklyn crafts candles in the shape of cakes, shells and other playful objects while Patrick Coard Paris mixes metal and wax to create amorphous, glowing sculptures. 54Celsius hides gold “skeletons” inside cat-shaped candles that reveal a spooky surprise as they burn. Keep scrolling for our favorite statement picks.

54Celsius Kisa Cat Candle

54Celsius
Kisa Cat Candle
$39 USD
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Anaïs Amour, Anaïs Candle

Anaïs
Amour, Anaïs Candle
$105 USD
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cent.ldn Boombox Candle

cent.ldn
Boombox Candle
Approx. $236 USD
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Judy Chicago for Prospect A Goddess Glow

Judy Chicago for Prospect
A Goddess Glow
$38 USD
ProspectProspect 

Lex Pott for HAY Pillar Candle

Lex Pott for HAY
Pillar Candle
$55 USD
HAYHAY 

Patrick Coard Paris Amorphous Tower Candle

Patrick Coard Paris
Amorphous Tower Candle
Approx. $355 USD
Patrick Coard ParisPatrick Coard Paris 

Piera Bochner Romanesco Candle

Piera Bochner
Romanesco Candle
$69 USD
Piera BochnerPiera Bochner 

Stussy Mask Candle

Stussy
Mask Candle
$45 USD
HBXHBX 

Yui Brooklyn Personalized Cake Shaped Candle

Yui Brooklyn
Personalized Cake Shaped Candle
$35 USD
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