SIZE: 12" h
COLOR: Cambridge Brown
MATERIAL: 100% Beeswax
EDITION: Ravenscourt Park
TREE: Large Leaved Lime
Burn time 10 hours
We immediately fell in love with everything about this candle as well as the kind-spirited folks behind it. From Ilex Studio (London) whose mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate the value of plants and trees by creating products that highlight the beauty of nature and design.
Inspired by a segment from a vintage episode of Martha Stewart Living on wax-casting branches, the Branch Candle is made using traditional candle-making methods combined with modern mould techniques capturing all the exquisite organic details--the bark, nodes and texture of the branches found on their daily walks during Lockdown. This first series is cast in 100% beeswax from a large-leaved lime branch found in Ravenscourt Park.
Beeswax 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 from paraffin, GM soy wax, and synthetic fragrances which emit toxins. The candle is sustainably made and packaged in post-consumer recycled cardstock that Ilex screen prints locally in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment, held together with a staple rather than adhesive which might preclude its recyclability.