ISSUE 44  |  Holiday Prep

10 Favorites: Wall-Mounted Candleholders as Mood Lights

November 04, 2014 12:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

Is there anything more festive or flattering than candlelight? Not that we’ve discovered–and we’ve been looking (see 11 Ways to Instantly Look Younger). For full drama on special occasions, consider lining your walls castle-style with mounted candleholders. Just be sure to keep an eye on the flames.

Above: Pivot, a new design from Fort Standard of Brooklyn, has a moveable steel arm and a stone candleholder that can also be taken out and used on its own. It’s available in black (shown here) with a granite holder and white with a Carrara marble holder; $350 directly from Fort Standard, available starting at the end of November.

Above: Dutch designer Frederik Roijé’s Wall of Flame consists of single-arm candleholders of powder-coated metal. Made in Holland, they’re available in dark gray (shown here) and white; €29 ($36) each from the Frederik Roijé Shop.

Above L and R: Another just-launched design by Fort Standard, the Stone Candle Sconce, $420, comes in white Carrara marble and black granite, and has a removable candleholder.

Above: A modular design by Danish company Menu, the POV Wall Candleholder is made of powder-coated steel and comes in eight finishes, including black (shown), white, gray, chrome, and brass. It holds tea lights and works equally well individually and clustered; $34.95 from Menu.

Above: From UK consortium Not on the High Street, the Abel Brushed Wall Sconce by Rowen & Wren is made of metal with a soft silver finish that reflects candlelight; $46.88 each.

Above: Mirrored sconces that amplify light are a tradition dating to pre-electricity days. This pleasingly simple version from Ikea, the Ryssby 2014, is prehistorically priced at $7.99.

Above: Quebec potter Renaud Sauvé of Atelier Des Cent Ans’s Wall-Hung Porcelain Candleholder is $80 CAD ($70.43 USD) at Mjölk. N.B.: The piece is currently sold out; inquire about availability. Mjölk recently held a show of Sauvé’s work in its Toronto gallery.

Above: The Pillar Holder, one for $24, a pair for $44, is from Pottery Barn’s collection of Artisanal Candle Holders made of cast aluminum with a blackened bronze finish.


Above: Made for indoor and outdoor use, the Marstrand Candle Lantern by Danish company Skarsgaarden hangs from leather straps around a Swedish blown-glass hurricane lamp; $150 from the Dwell Store.

Above: One we’d like to replicate: Alvaline, a concept design by Gabriele Pezzini for Italian lighting company Viabizzuno, features a mounted candleholder and companion book of matches.

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