The Louise candleholders are small but significant – much like Grethe Meyer’s many other designs. The Danish architect and designer named the candleholders after Louisiana, the museum of modern art located north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Originally the candleholders were made in aluminium, but for this relaunch they come in mirror polished solid stainless steel with a silver-plated surface. The robustness of the material adds both personality and exclusivity to the Louise candleholders and the mirror polishing creates a beautiful surface that will patinate with use. Over time the very even and somewhat cool looking surface will turn warmer and obtain that distinct almost noble look of old silver. The Louise candleholders can be polished back to being shiny again at any time. The candleholders can be stacked or styled individually – and they fit both regular candles and tealight candles. The Louise series is geometrically round and cylindric when you stack it. It is pure design with a high functionality. The Louise candleholders come in packages of one and three.
Born in 1918 in the Danish town Svendborg, Grethe Meyer was a talented and inspiring female within Danish design. She was the daughter of a lithographer and a pianist and having inherited technical and artistic traits from her parents, she studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen – and graduated as the only woman in the class of 1947.
She founded the design studio Grethe Meyer Design in 1960 and ever since she has created stunning designs for renowned brands such as Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen. Grethe Meyer was humble of nature and had a deeply rooted love for designing Danish homes. Grethe Meyer’s designs are all about having an inherent respect for the consumer, a respect that is reflected in the simplicity, functionality and timelessness indulging consumers with easily decoded and aesthetic looking items.