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26th November 2019

Specialists Pick: Design-lead Christmas table decorations

Occasionally our specialists discover a selection of items that deserve longer in the spotlight than our Latest Stock page allows. This time around mid century expert Pete Navey, has brought to your attention a selection of midcentury candle stick holders produced in Europe and the United Kingdom, that epitomise the design language of that period.




Dansk Designs Iron Candle Holder, £55



The Dane’s are specialists in creating a warm, inviting atmosphere in the home, as the nights draw in. There is a national obsession with ‘Hygge’, which can be loosely translated to mean the cosy, atmospheric mood that is created when you rely on twilight, candlelight and low level lamps. The Jens Quistgaard designed candlestick holder, above, and the steel and cast iron candlestick holders below should be enough to get you started on recreating your own Hygge home.


Danish tapered candle holders, £75 the pair



Danish iron candle holder, £55



If the pared back Scandinavian style is not to your taste then perhaps the two examples of western European ceramics below will suit. The ‘Joba’ ceramic candle holders in cobalt blue were made in Staffordshire, and the ‘Lava Ceramics’ candle holders are Icelandic. Both provide a more natural alternative the the stark Danish designs above. They’re sure to enhance your Christmas dining table with their organic palette and texture.


‘Joba’ pottery candlesticks, £60 the pair




‘Lava Ceramics’ candle sticks, £90 the pair