Made with a Patina Marble effect top and a wood painted base the PATINA Candlesticks combine both old and new making techniques. Designer Lola Lely uses age-old metal colouring techniques alongside innovative formulae and oxidation methods, creating a truly original range of unique patterns, hues, and textures onto surface metal.
The latest models were created for German bookstore, publisher and creative agency Gestalten, using a bronze patina created in partnership with Lely's long term collaborator Derek Bayley from Bronze Age foundry.
A selection are available exclusively from Gestalten and The New Craftsmen.
Lola Lely graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2012 and set up Lola Lely Studio Ltd. the following year. Drawing, making and the explicit connections between narrative, material, process and maker are all central to her practice. Lely likes to work in interdisciplinary environments and has collaborated with various experts on a variety of different projects, including an anthropologist, a weaver, a chef, an engineer, a storyteller and a silversmith. Her work has been widely published and exhibited internationally. She is a founding member of the WORKS collective and lives and work in east London.