Bell, Book And Candle

Bell, book and candle,
Candle, book, bell,
Forwards and backwards
To damn me to Hell.

- Sabbat, A Cautionary Tale

Candles. A favourite item mentioned in lyrics and used on albums covers of Death Metal bands the world over.

Within the realms of homewares, candles are elicit Marmite-like responses. Queen Marie hates them but I am partial to them (it's that Death Metal influence again). In my Imagery Home, I have beautiful, understated candle holders created by Scandinavian design group, KiBiSi.

KiBiSi has worked across a vast range of disciplines, designing and creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and aircraft.

KiBiSi "merges the faculties of its founding partners into a symbiotic hybrid of design, architecture and ideation: Production know-how and design sensibility, big ideas and holistic perspective and the idea driven innovation".

'Weight Here' is a family of candleholders which they describe as having "distinct historic references to the iconic typology of chamber candlesticks and candelabras".

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Stark and beautifully understated, these candleholders reinvent what we've come to expect from the traditional candlestick appearance and dimensions.

Weight Here comes in four versions: S and M for ordinary candles and L & XL for block candles. The cast iron parts "acknowledge historic artisanal techniques and the Polystone references KiBiSi‚Äôs link to modern architecture". The fusion of modernity and history I feel is beautifully represented in these simple candleholders. 

Queen Michelle