Orb Candle Holder


The orb candle holder is a continuation of Daniel’s evolving investigation into simple, sculptural forms. This object serves a humble function – to hold a single candle and softly illuminate a space. Daniel designed this piece with domestic mobility in mind – the size of the object means it can be comfortably carried throughout the home and placed on various surfaces. We find that ours wanders from dining table, to coffee table, to bathroom sill, to bedroom sill, moving with the ritualistic flows of family life.

This piece is handcrafted for reclaimed Rimu and finished with pure tung oil and beeswax.  

  • Made in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Reclaimed Rimu / Pure Tung Oil / Beeswax
  • Ø×D: 100 × 40𝗆𝗆
  • Ø(candle hole): 22𝗆𝗆

Each object is entirely unique in both form and grain due to the variations in the reclaimed timber and the handmade quality of the form. These variations are immanent to the material of wood and symbolic of its complexity and beauty.

Please note that your piece may bear the traces of the timbers previous use (for example, nail holes, naturally occurring knots, minor splits and cracks). These irregularities and ‘imperfections’ are treated as a thing of beauty to be illuminated in the object – an expression of the materials history and long journey towards arriving at this particular form.

We hope that you enjoy this piece in your home as much as we do.

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Maker Profile

The River

The River is a small furniture design studio based in Wellington, Aotearoa-New Zealand. They design and handcraft simple, functional wooden furniture and objects for the home. Concerned with sustainable making practices and thus source the timber they work with locally, ensuring our material can be traced back to sustainable origins. 

All of The River's pieces are handcrafted in Wellington, Aotearoa-New Zealand.

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