This Colored Glass Holder With Its Refillable Candle Is The Prettiest Last-Minute Christmas Present

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a wonderful last-minute present, then we may be able to help you out. Italian architect Cristina Celestino designed an ethereal-looking colored glass candle holder for Diptyque’s first refillable candle. The holder features the brand’s signature oval shape and was created as a part of the Les Mondes de Diptyque collection. The stunning candle holder was created “to achieve a monolithic volume while maintaining a soft, tactile quality”.

Designer: Cristina Celestino for Diptyque

Designed as the brand’s first refillable candle, the candle can be utilized multiple times owing to the various replacement oval blocks that can perfectly fit into the holder’s glass form. The candle took almost three years to produce, as they needed to be sure that the wax would burn properly and evenly in the oval shape, and could be swiftly replaced if needed.

“It [pressed glass] is the most suitable for creating a compact object with highly precise and significant details, all while maintaining quality standards,” said Celestino. “I’ve always had a deep affinity for glass and consistently experimented with it in crafting small objects like flower vases and, in the case of my brand Attico Design, candle holders.”

The candle holder is made up of a trio of glass rings that have been stacked on top of each other, which makes a lovely reference to Diptyque’s three founders, and “subtly pays homage to their fruitful creative union”. It was built using a pressed glass technique which is also called molded glass – a process utilized to create intricately designed and detailed glassware. The method includes placing molten glass into a mold and then pressing the glass to the shape of choice via a plunger or pneumatic device.

The glass candle holder was designed to elevate the mood of a room, completely enhancing its ambiance, and adding a seductive charm to it. The colored holders come in shades of – blue, red, green, grey, and orange. They can be refilled with any of the five scented wax candles, that were created after drawing inspiration from five locations around the world – Nymphées Merveilles (Milan), La Forêt Rêve (Mexico), Temple des Mousses (Kyoto), La Vallée du Temps (China) and Terres Blondes (Colorado).