Given the fast-paced tech-driven world that we live in, there’s something charming about the latest trend to invade our Instagram feeds – the taper candle. Low-fi and nostalgic, the taper candle has a long history in the home (they found their way into gothic, baroque and colonial interiors mainly out of necessity) but the latest designs have a distinctly modern flavour. There’s unusual shapes, neon colours and a gorgeous array of contemporary vessels to house them in.
De Crecy candles: Designed and hand poured in Bondi by Tony Assness, these gorgeous candles have taken over our Instagram feeds – no doubt due to their unique, sculptural shapes. They’re made from Australian-sourced butter beige wax and are priced from $44.
Urban Outfitters Ombre Taper candle set: Bring a colourful glow to your next tabletop display with these ombre-hued taper candles. They’re very reasonably priced at $18 for a set of four.
XRJ Celebrations taper candles: Never one to do things in halves, Roxy Jacenko’s candle foray certainly packs a visual punch. Styled en masse, the key to this look is the sheer number of candles in the mix. The acrylic and wooden bases are available for purchase too. From $100.
Black Blaze Colour Pillar candles: Available in an array of gorgeous hues (eucalyptus, honey and peach to name just a few), these candles (from $16) are made in Sydney from pure plant based wax. The matching minimalist solid brass candle holder, $59, completes the look.
Lex Pott ‘TWIST’ twisted candle in pink: Made in the Netherlands from paraffin wax, this fun sculptural piece is a fabulous blend of form and function. It’s available in an array of colours. $44.
Gloria Speaking Alias candlestick in pink: The perfect vessel in which to hold a taper candle, these delicate glassware pieces are giving us major mid-century modern vibes. The matching taper candles are also available for purchase. $44.
Oh it’s Perfect Twist Duo candle in peach/blue moon: Handmade in Denmark, these ombre twist candles are sure to be a talking point on your next tabletop display. $48.
NorsuHOME Brass Balance candlestick holder: A statement candle holder if ever there was one, this brass beauty combines style with practicality. $39.