Let there be light
It’s a glow that’s sure to give a headstart to Diwali this year. The festivities are flickering to life with the much-in- demand tea light and candle holders that are pushing the envelope in terms of designs and styles. Perhaps it’s time to give gleaming silver a break this season and check out candle holders in materials like wood, steel, marble and even crystal.
1 Product designer Mukul Goyal’s Eden, a chrome candle stand that holds five candles, is priced at Rs 10,850 (the gold-plated version costs Rs 9,410).
2 His Rustic tea light holder is a quirky, chrome-plated brass piece priced at Rs 1,800 (also available in gold-plating).
3 This Ganesha lithophane from Lladro gives a new spin to candle holders. A lithophane is an etched or moulded artwork on thin, translucent porcelain that’s clearly visible only when lit. Priced at Rs 5,500, this one looks like a plain egg-shaped artefact but light a candle inside and the glowing image of Ganesha flickers to life.
4 Designed in steel and glass, Maggpie’s Eminence tea light holder, priced at Rs 4,500, is silver-plated and coated with lacquer to make it anti-tarnish.
5 In stainless steel and wood, this handy Damask table tea light holder from arttd’inox is a compact set of six tea lights priced at Rs 1,890.
6 For those who swear by style, Swarovski’s Crystalline candle holders are perfect picks. A sparkling creation in clear crystal, Swarovski crystals and steel, this comes tagged at Rs 26,000.
7 Go traditional with clay and marble candle holders from The Box at The Park, Calcutta. The hotsellers are Jaipuri marble pieces studded with multi-coloured stones and priced between Rs 625 and Rs 995 and terracotta red and white Khajuraho-inspired clay candle holders for Rs 1,500 each.
8 Check out Urbano’s Golden Gate bridge-shaped tea light holder in metal and glass for Rs 1,900 or
9 its standing, bamboo-and-glass Garden Candle Stand at Rs 3,200.
Magppie: Steel Junction Trinity Towers, Area No. 83, Park Circus Connector, Topsia Road, Topsia, Calcutta 700046 lSwarovski: Ganga & Sons Trade Pvt. Ltd. Shop No. 106 Forum Mall, 10/3 Elgin Road, Calcutta 700020; Ganga Expressions, South City Mall, Shop No. 007, Ground Floor, 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Calcutta 700068 lThe Box: The Park, 17 Park Street, Calcutta 700016 lArtt d’ inox: www.arttdinox.com, http://www.facebook.com/arttdinox lUrbano: Lower Ground Floor, South City Mall, 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Calcutta 700068 lLladro: S-11, Ground Floor 375, South City Mall, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Calcutta 700068 lMukul Goyal: Hastings Court, Tower C, 96 Garden Reach Road, Hastings, Calcutta 700023
Compiled by Angona Paul, Amrita Mukherjee and Lubna Salim