Have you ever stopped to consider the humble candlestick? At Grant Macdonald London we have, many times. We produced our first in 1974, a commission for the City Livery Company of Fishmongers, known today as the Dawnay Phillimore Candelabra. Since then we have been honoured to produce many commissions of a similarly important ceremonial nature.
The candlestick is making a comeback as an elegant and romantic table centrepiece. Modern designs in stainless steel and chrome by designers like Georg Jensen or Villeroy & Bosch are often seen in the pages of interior design magazines. Of course, building on our expertise in making sterling silver and gilt candelabras for prestigious city commissions, we are delighted to launch our new Paragon candlesticks for the discerning home.
Our Paragon design is strikingly modern yet classic and functional. It features the traditional simple curves of a classic candlestick, designed to catch the wax at the top in a trumpet shaped flute and provide a highly stable base - but we have connected these classic shapes with an open worked tower, accented in gold plated silver. This organic, flowing lattice is reminiscent of the designs of Antonio Gaudi, the architect of Barcelona’s remarkable Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
In this Paragon design we have combined all the key elements of a great candlestick. The size and proportions will fit easily onto any sized table for intimate dinners or a lively dinner party. The mirror polished surfacing reflects and scatters the light from above providing illumination and sparkle, while the open worked design means they never block the view from one side of the table to another.
Candlestick design, through our many years of crafting them in precious metals, is all about creating a statement piece that seamlessly blends into the background. It must light the table, but never distract from the food or the get in the way of a good conversation. Our Paragon candlesticks are that perfect blend of form and function.