Nothing is sexier than the flicker of candlelight. A soft glow, a hint of heat—the perfect way to light a room. And the only way to improve on perfection? Give the flame the best seat possible. Here are five candelabra to light your way to divine design.
A candle holder fit for King Neptune. This metal holder has such delicate decorative leaves, it almost looks like it is swaying underwater. Even though it holds just seven tea candles, it still gives off plenty of light to admire the sea-inspired design. Available at Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Mumbai, Rs2,800.
A twist on an old classic, the Noor Lantern’s pressed metal and glass shape an intricate octagon with peepholes for each tea light. Replete with a handle on top, the lantern can be hung from the ceiling or simply admired from its perch on a tabletop. Clear brass. Available at Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Mumbai, Rs5,500.
VG New Trend took traditional candelabra and introduced them to the 21st century with a perfect patent white finish. Tradition turned upside down has never looked so pretty. Available at Paradox One, Crescent at the Qutub, Delhi, Rs34,000.
Sometimes, the old folks get it right. Traditional silver candlesticks, such as the lace-worked ones, blend seamlessly with modern, traditional, or bohemian styles. Available at Bhatter & Co., South Extension Market, Delhi, Rs8,000.
Time to depart from the romantic theme. Douglas Little decided to take the need for a holder out of the equation when he created the spookiest, most punk rock candle for the New York-based shop, Matter. Here’s one time you may not want to actually light the candles. Available on www.mattermatters.com, around Rs4,200.