Dutch designer Lex Pott’s colourful candle creations have exploded onto Instagram and into the collective consciousness. When scented candles housed in glass vessels proliferated every home, and every available surface his designs feel like a breath of fresh air. Merging candles with objects d’art they are statements in and of themselves.
The problem though? They’re sold out almost everywhere. You could join the waitlist but in the meantime we’ve found five of the most uniquely designed, coloured candles available to purchase in Australia.
Pure beeswax candles, hand poured in Bondi. These candles are more sculptural objects. Almost too good to burn. He designs traditional pillar candles, to wax bowls with an internal candle. Large ribbed, wax sculptures and small egg shaped designs. Once you’ve burned a pure beeswax candle and enjoyed the sweet, subtle honey scent that fills your home it's hard to go back to the scented versions.
Made out of Melbourne, these coloured candles bring a pop of colour into your home. They’re available in three styles. Dante, a stepped pillar form. Cherry Bomb, a circular dome shape or the newly released dinner candles available in sets of two. The colour options though? Endless. Made from 100% unscented soy wax and all hand made. No two candles are the same. A unique purchase for your home or to gift to a loved one.
Maison Blazac have long filled our homes with their unique designs. From the marble hand incense burners, coloured glassware to their incense holder shaped like a lobster. The designs by French-born, Australian based Elise Pioch Balzac are as classic as they are unique. And whilst we have long loved their range of scented candles, the brand is set to release a range of coloured candles. In tones of lavender, taupe, pink and sky they are the perfect addition to your next dinner party, table top and shelf. The new collection will be available to purchase from the brands website and stockists from the 5th August.
Based on Oxford St in Sydney’s Paddington, Black Blaze create oils, diffusers, sprays and candles. As well as having a range of scented candles, the pillar candles are equally as lust worthy. Made from pure plant based wax they come in a range of muted earth tones; beige, peach, honey and eucalyptus. They are all unscented, handmade in Sydney and have a burn time of between 2-3 hours.
Nata Store is based in the UK though they do ship worldwide. Made by duo Tatiana Telle and Anna Hurphy and their designs take inspiration from the art world. You have the Modigliani candle - inspired by the Italian Jewish painter and sculptor. The Jean Arp candle - inspired by the works of German-French sculptor, painter and poet by the same name. You can also choose from their Ying Yang candles, the baby vases or the (literal) pillar shape. From fluros to pastels there are options for every interior.
Due to popular demand, the pre-orders on the candles are currently closed. Though they are set to reopen mid August. Mark your calendars.
Interested in making your own? Stacks of Wax has all the accessories you will need to do so at home. From the Beeswax or paraffin wax to the moulds, dyes, oils and wicks. Visit their store in Newtown or order from their website. As we are increasingly being asked to stay inside we may as well find some fun ways to spend a rainy afternoon.