Let us introduce you to the Branch Candle by Ilex Studio from London town. Inspired by close observation of nature and a desire to use natural materials, and bring a reference of nature indoors the Branch Candle is made from 100% beeswax and cast from tree branches found on daily walks to and from their studio. Editions are titled based on the setting of the tree – this first edition is from Ravenscourt Park in West London and is available here in 5 colours.
Using traditional candle-making methods and combined with modern mould techniques, they have managed to capture the details of bark, nodes, and texture of the tree’s branches.
The many advantages of beeswax are that it is a natural, renewable resource that burns a smokeless flame, lasts longer, drips less, and naturally emits a sweet, subtle honey fragrance. It is more environmentally friendly than candles made of paraffin, GM soy wax and synthetic fragrances, which emit nasty toxins.
The packaging is screen printed by hand with water-based paints, on post-consumer recycled British cardstock, cut with a 150-year-old machine and held together with a simple copper staple.
Makes a unique, nature inspired, design led postal gift.
Height: 33 cm / 13inches
Diameter ø: 2.2 cm / 7/8 Inch (standard size)
Burn time: 10 hrs
Hand cast 100% beeswax
Screen printed handmade box