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18 candle holders to bring style to any sideboard

From gold candle holders to coloured glass and ceramics, these are the designs to covet now

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We might wax lyrical about the mood-setting power of artfully placed table and floor lamps, but there’s something about candlelight that’s hard to beat. It’s been a while since every high street had its own candlestick maker, and yet our love for a flickering flame has never burned out.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best candle holders to buy now. They’ll bring life to a mantelpiece and height to a tablescaping effort (a dinner by candlelight is an enduring joy). Every home should have one.

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1 ‘Solid’ candle holder, Applicata
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With the weightiness of solid brass, this streamlined candle holder designed by Amanda Lilholt becomes a beautiful design object. Each is left untreated so that it will develop a natural patina over time. £104, nordicnest.com

2 ‘Molecules’ candle holder, Extra&ordinary Design
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Founded by Hyunhee Hwang, London-based studio Extra&ordinary is a go-to for everyday objects with a playful twist. The ‘Molecules’ range of candle holders-cum-bud vases are made from clever composite jesmonite. £68, extraandordinarydesign.com

3 ‘Fulcrum’ candlestick, Lee Broom
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Lee Broom

A sculptural sibling to British designer Lee Broom’s lighting collection of the same name, the ‘Fulcrum’ plays on the balancing act of pivots and supports. Opt for glass, marble or tactile solid travertine. From £320, leebroom.com

4 ‘Nunatak’ candle holder by Anderssen + Voll for Nedre Foss
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Nedre Foss

Originally conceived for Oslo’s Nedre Foss Gård restaurant, this cast-iron design takes its inspiration from the elemental landscape of the Nordics. Its organic form makes it a brilliant alternative to fussier candelabras. £317, twentytwentyone.com

5 ‘The Bel’ meditation candle holder, &You
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The Bel

It seems fitting that &You’s clever meditation candle is handmade in India – the cradle of this ancient practice. The solid brass pins are a clever way to track passing time without a phone, while the saucer-like stand protects surfaces from pooling wax. £165, andyoulifestyle.com

6 ‘Offset’ candle holders, Kristina Dam Studio
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Kristina Dam Studio

Described as a ‘sculpture that’s also capable of holding a candle’ this rough-hewn piece by Danish designer Kristina Dam has industrial appeal aplenty. Approx £58, kristinadam.dk

7 ‘Eclipse’ candle holders, Aaron Probyn
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Aaron Probyn

Tipped as one of our names to know in 2018, British designer Aaron Probyn produces elegant pieces that transcend trends. With its wide disc set on a simple base, his minimalist ‘Eclipse’ range is a case in point. £30, aaronprobyn.com

8 ‘Duo Tone’ glass candle holders, Made
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Crafted from hardy Borosilicate glass, this cool duo is all about the contrast colour. There are four combinations to choose from, but we love the complementary orange and warm grey. Small but mighty, they’ll give any sideboard a lift. £30, made.com

9 ‘Light Piece’ candle holder, Ro Collection
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Ro Collection

Made in stoneware by artisans in a small factory on the Danish island of Bornholm, this three-armed candle holder is shaped by hand and left unglazed for a raw feel. £224, amara.com

10 ‘Oresund’ candle holder set, Soho Home
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Soho Home

A reference to the rocky surrounds of the brand’s Mykonos outpost, Soho Roc House, this clever pair in travertine and jade marble can be used with tea lights or dinner candles, which slot into a cavity below. £110, sohohome.com

11 ‘Petite Pauline’ candlestick, Maison Balzac
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Maison Balzac

The brainchild of Sydney-based Elise Pioch Balzac, this Australian brand started life ten years ago with a simple set of candles. It now produces a range of exquisite candle holders and tableware alongside the scents. £40, libertylondon.com

12 ‘Interconnect’ candlestick by Colin King for Menu
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At first glance, this future classic looks like a piece of artwork – it’s actually a statement candle holder, which combines spherical, linear and geometric components for a form that feels beautifully balanced. £379, monologuelondon.com

13 ‘Museum’ candle holder, String
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Marcus Lawett

Designed in collaboration with Stockholm-based designers TAF Studio, String’s ‘Museum’ candlestick is height-adjustable and available in dark brown, white or an olive green. It’s little wonder, considering that customisation is at the heart of the brand’s shelving system. £119, stringfurniture.com

14 ‘Anker’ candle holder, Broste Copenhagen
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Broste Copenhagen

Versatile in its simplicity, the generous proportions of this Broste Copenhagen design would suit a pillar candle or a cluster of tealights. The aluminium has a pleasing tactility. £18.90, brostecopenhagen.com

15 ‘Rainbow’ candle holder by Mist-o for Ichendorf Milano
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Ichendorf Milano

There’s something of the Roman colonnade about these graceful candle holders, which are mouth-blown in Italy. The brand takes its name from the German town in which it was founded and its current base in Milan. From £32, scp.co.uk

16 ‘Arcs’ candle holders, Hay
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You might have already spotted an ‘Arcs’ candle holder in a stylish home or two – the design became something of an instant classic when it was released last year. Created by Belgian duo Muller Van Severen as part of a wider collection, each is equal parts sleek and playful. From £29, hay.dk

17 ‘Terracotta Dipped’ candle holder, Casa Cubista
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Casa Cubista

Head to online store Lusophile for a carefully curated edit of Portuguese homeware, including this beautifully simple cup-and-saucer-esque candle holder which is thrown on a pottery wheel and then hand-painted. £16, lusophile.co.uk

18 ‘Zig-Zag’ candle holder by Jochen Holz
Jochen Holz

Perhaps best known for his two-tone carafes, London-based maker Jochen Holz is at the forefront of contemporary coloured glass. If you couldn’t tell by their wonderfully wavy forms, each one of these snake-light candle holders is a one-off. £310, houseofvoltaire.org

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