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Crown concrete and copper candleholders from Newworks

Designer, David Taylor for NewWorks enjoys working with industrial materials, finding they inspire the construction process.


A new Copenhagen design house, NewWorks combine their Scandinavian sensibility with love of raw industrial materials. Their collection focuses on materials such as concrete, marble and raw metals, with all of the pieces sourced from up-and-coming Scandi designers. David Taylor has designed the NewWorks Crowd candleholders, a beautiful trio of industrial accessories. Taylor apparently loves working with industrial materials because they inspire the construction process. This is clear from his finished works, each candleholder almost sculpture-like and transforming a difficult material like concrete into an elegant home accessory.

We love the play with scales, the top-heavy appearance of this design and the contrasting industrial and luxe materials. But why pick a favourite? There’s no question that the candleholders look most striking when they’re displayed together as a trio. What do you think of New Works and their luxe Scandinavian approach to industrial design? We believe they are definitely one to watch! In the meantime, take a look at other copper, concrete and industrial trends we’ve covered lately.

rough billy crowd candleholder with concrete and copper from newworks

Rough Billy combines a deliberately rough concrete structure with an an elegant copper base, €85, NewWorks


Moira mesh crowd candleholder in concrete and brass from newworks

Distressed concrete evokes the appearance dripping candle wax, Moira Mesh, €75, NewWorks


tall stuart candleholder in concrete and copper from newworks

The Tall Stuart has been crafted from a refined, smooth concrete block mounted on a simple wooden base, €75, NewWorks