Aube candle holder, yellow

Steel candle holder

Designer: Formafantasma

190 €

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The Aube candleholder is part of Les Mille et Une Nuits collection, inspired by Henri Matisse's painting of the same name (1950), for which the Italian design duo Formafantasma have designed two pieces : a candleholder and a centerpiece.

Now a staple in our interiors, the candle holder is the ideal accessory to bring character to any decor. Here, the Aube candle holder wishes to revisit the theme of Henri Matisse's cut-outs, by folding the metal like paper.

The Aube candle holder is available in six colors, all drawn from the painting's palette.


Dimensions : 20,5 x 17,5 x 5,5 cm
Diameter of the ring : 2 cm
Composition: painted steel
Made in Italy

Maintenance advice
Clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth. The use of abrasive products is strongly discouraged. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may alter the color of the parts.
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Arts and materials

The Aube candleholder is made of steel, and aluminum for the ring that will hold the candle. 

Its manufacture requires a meticulous know-how, fruit of the innovation, as well as machines not usual for small objects of decoration.

From steel plates, the material is laser cut, then folded, polished and cleaned to obtain the smoothest possible aspect. Finally, the piece is spray-painted with a paint that does not cover the grain of the steel, but keeps the texture interesting.

The aluminum ring requires the use of a 3D machine with mechanical arms.


Formafantasma's intention here is to pay homage to the work of Henri Matisse, by studying his creative process rather than his aesthetic language. From this research has emerged an original set of pieces, which are intended to be a testimony to the painter's legacy. Adopting this intuitive creative process and interpreting it in their design process, Formafantasma have developed a series of abstract forms, cutting and folding paper, similar to what Matisse did at the end of his Work.


Formafantasma est un studio de design basé sur la recherche qui étudie les forces écologiques, historiques, politiques et sociales qui façonnent la discipline du design aujourd'hui.

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