DANSK DESIGNS Tiny Taper candles were invented in the early 1960’s, when Danish designer Jens Harald Quistgaard (IHQ) shaped a series of unique candleholders named Designs With Light. Comprised of around 40 different designs, the series mainly featured candlesticks made from cast iron, but also silver-plated, chromed, solid brass and enameled versions were made. Best known are designs with names such as Spider (originally named Tiny Taper), Starcluster, Silver Onion, and Crown Candelabra. Most of the candleholder designs were made to not hold the candles vertically straight, but rather tilted, which was reason for creating these elegant tall dripless candles.
DANSK DESIGNS advertising, 1963-1970s
In the early years DANSK produced their widely popular candleholders in Denmark, and sold them globally with great success. This inspired other designers in Denmark, Sweden, and as far away as Japan to design their own candleholders, utilizing the Tiny Taper candles. Later DANSK employed other designers to come up with designs, and also had productions in France, Japan, and Taiwan.
Tiny Taper candles also found their way into flower bouquets and decorations, adding beautiful light to floral decorations, often placed on special mirror coasters. This is why they are also know as Flower Tapers.
DANSK discontinued their Tiny Taper production after ending the production of candleholders, and so left owners all over the world without the proper candles for their candleholders.
After intense research we found the last artisan candlemaker in Denmark, who still made the Tiny Tapers from original recipe, adhering to the original quality of the DANSK Tiny Tapers. Hand dipped, burning dripless, sootless, and even – for more than 2 hours, without warping.
We entered into a collaboration with her in 2015, and have sold these rare and beautiful candles all over the world ever since. In 2018 the candlemaker wanted to retire, so to make sure production could continue, we bought the recipe, were trained in the candlemaker trade, and took over the production.
As far as we know, we are the only ones in the entire world, who still offer these beautiful hand dipped Tiny Tapers in their original quality.
DANSK DESIGNS shop with Tiny Tapers in the window, 1960s
We will ship with trackable priority registered mail within 24 hours of receiving your order. From Denmark to anywhere in 1-10 business days. More information about shipping
Save 20% on your Tiny Taper order when you buy 3-5 boxes, and save 25% when you buy 6 or more boxes.
Discounts are applied automatically, and you may mix any colors you want.
Also note shipping is the same for 1 box as it is for up to 9 boxes!
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