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

A global success that inspired others

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.

Once hard to come by – but no longer!

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 ca. 1960

DANSK DESIGNS shop with Tiny Tapers in the window, 1960s

What customers are saying about us

"When Dansk stopped making tiny tapers, I searched high and low for a taper that would fit in my beloved Dansk candleholder. I finally found a perfect fit here! They are high-quality, well-made tapers that fit perfectly in any Dansk candleholder. They arrived well packaged in perfect condition too. Love them!"
ErikaMadison, WI, United States
"Classic & beautiful! These white taper candles are always an elegant option. I’ve bought them a few times since discovering them and Houston is so lovely to deal with and buy from. Thanks! The yellow tiny taper candles are a particular favorite - they look so pretty on a spring, summer or birthday setting. I am so in love with these candles and always return here to reorder."
JaneLondon, United Kingdom
"These are magnificent - such talent - and care in packaging, thank you from Australia"
YvonneCroydon, VIC, Australia
"Super happy to find these candles that perfectly fit my parents vintage Quistgaard candleholder. Seller was very helpful in ensuring they would be what I needed, and the delicate candles were sturdily packaged to survive a trip across the ocean.Will definitely order again once these ones are used up!"
CarolynCalgary, AB, Canada
"Great communication and service! We love the tapered candles, it goes absolutly stunning with the Dansk candle holders. We will be ordering more!"
KhadijaLondon, United Kingdom
"Beautifully packaged and well made candles. The colors are nice and vibrant too! Houston was very communicative and had these shipped quickly too. Even with the very slender profiles, all the candles I ordered arrived without damage (I ordered multiple colors). Looking forward to using these!"
DaveFranklin, TN, United States
"These candles are beautiful! They are very elegant, but you can still tell they are handmade. I bought them for a photoshoot and sadly didn't got the chance to use them (someone forgot to bring a cake ;)) but I look forward to using them in the future! The communication with Houston was perfect and I received the candles within a week!"
Anne Amersfoort, The Netherlands
"Very timely delivery of perfect delicate spider candles - well done!"
Sara LouiseStillman Vly, IL, United States

We ship worldwide – from Denmark with love!

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 more - when you buy more...

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!

Our Tiny Tapers fit these candleholders

Godthaabsvej 166, 2TH 2000 Frederiksberg Denmark
+45 2851 6030