May
24
2013
15

Concrete Candlesticks – Lovely Twist On “Old Swedish”

I have admired Tove Adman’s candlesticks for years. They are immensely popular in Sweden and are often featured in leading design magazines.

The talented, Swedish designer Tove Adman has put her own modern twist on candlesticks from classic Swedish antique periods — Swedish Baroque (ca 1600-1715) and Rococo (1750-1775) and The Gustavian period (ca 1772 – 1810).

Here is the “real” deal:

A pair of original Swedish Baroque candlesticks

A pair of original Swedish Rococo candlesticks

A pair of original Swedish Gustavian candlesticks

And here are Tove’s interpretations:

“Swedish Style mix” – Baroque and Rococo (Tove’s first model from 1994).

Gustavian

 

 

All candlesticks are handmade in Sweden, on the beautiful island Gotland (from where the viking sheep pelts we carry in our store also come from).

I think they are absolutely fabulous and they suit this gray loving and edgy classic lady to a tee.

Happy to share that we will be carrying them in our “NEW” store (yes, I have told you I have been a busy beaver lately!), launching very soon.

(Let me know – monika@splendidavenue.com – if you are interested in reserving a candlestick or two from the first shipment. Baroque candlestick approx. $68/each. Note: The Gustavian candlestick is sold as a pair, approx. $133/set of 2).

I will be placing mine on my old, beloved secretaire. I will show you once they are “home”.

 Happy Memorial weekend to my fellow American readers.

Warm hugs to you all.

 

Photo credit: No. 1 via Anna-Malin Helt Enkelt/Skona Hem, no. 9 via Splendid Willow.

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