During the long, dark northern winters, the flickering flames of the iittala Valkea candleholders bring a much-needed warmth and coziness to Nordic homes. These classic and colorful candleholders were designed by Harri Koskinen, a distinguished artist in the world of glass and Finnish design that has received international acclaim. Koskinen’s designs can be characterized by functionality and uncompromising aesthetics, perfectly symbolizing the elemental beauty of fire by the soft and simple shelter provided by the candleholder. Koskinen also strives to find innovative solutions for both the consumer and producer, creating the minimalistic yet bold Valkea candleholder. Like their famous tableware and glassware collections, iittala’s candleholders are designed and crafted with longevity and timelessness in mind.
Sophisticated Nordic Design
Iittala’s Valkea candleholders help us to find beauty in the darkness with its Nordic elements and soft glow. There are numerous shades to choose from depending on the likes of the consumer, from cranberry, seville orange and moss green to grey, sea blue, and ultramarine. Depending on the color, the Valkea candleholder can change the form of each atmosphere, where the grey candle light brings a contemporary sophistication while the ultramarine candle light brings a fun, vibrant accent to the home. The different colors are stunning alone or grouped together, and while mostly used for tealight candles, even the unlit shape can act as a beautiful decorative piece wherever it sits. The lit candleholders look striking when placed upon mantles, a table setting or a window-sill, elevating the ambiance for both cozy nights at home alone or while welcoming in guests for a party. The versatility of the iittala Valkea candleholders also allow you to collect a set, mix and match for beautiful combinations, or give as a meaningful gift for housewarmings, weddings or birthdays.
Impactful Home Decor
Various types of candleholders and candle sconces have seen a resurgence of popularity in the last decade due to their simplistic yet elegant design. Used primarily for ceremonious or celebratory gatherings in the past, they have quickly become an everyday object in homes to create comforting ambiance and mood lighting. They retain their original functions of giving support to candles, providing a safe base, and preventing hot wax spills, but they are also an easy and effective way to enhance events, parties and homes with a luxurious touch. They can add hues of needed color, as well as transform the candle light by allowing the glow to disperse uniquely through its texture and surroundings. Candle holders and candle sconces are small but impactful additions to a space due to their power to enchant any room they sit in. Candleholders, especially Valkea, are such timeless pieces of home decor that will never go out of fashion.
The ittala Valkea Candleholders are manufactured at the iittala glass factory in Finland, adding even more Nordic charm to this home accessory. Like most iittala products, it is stamped with the dotted “i” logo to ensure authenticity and remind us of its origins. A staple of clean and elegant Finnish design, these small yet mighty candleholders can transport us to the far north of Finland where tea lights fill the homes. While enduring the darkness of the Nordic, the Valkea candleholders emit a warm, comforting glow to get us through these harsh months. These small accents bring a touch of Finland’s extraordinary glass design and expertise to households all over the world.