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nlumec® Will Have You Seeing Candles in a New Light

09.24.21 | By
nlumec® Will Have You Seeing Candles in a New Light
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nlumec® encourages us to rethink the way we consume candles. Each meticulously crafted candle is a modern representation of emotion designed to be transformed when lit. You might consider nlumec®’s candles too intricate to burn, but the brand actively invites viewers to light their candles and witness the transformation that takes place. To enjoy the light, you must erase the art.

nlumec candles brand founders

Camila Navas and Alex Posadas

Inspired by the creation of light and its role in art and the physical space, nlumec® founders Camila Navas and Alex Posadas explore its relationship to the observer with thoughtfulness and intention. The dynamic connection between light and form is illustrated through the geometric shape of each candle and their hyper-detailed etchings. As the candles burn, the etchings evolve into a delicate, netting-like structure around the candle’s flame. There are 3 unique designs, each named in Latin after an emotional state of being – Gravis, Fortis, and Miratus – and laced with different meanings. Composed of materials as fleeting as the emotions themselves, nlumec® candles use a blend of ethically sourced beeswax, with cotton and hemp fibers. The thoughtful spirit and careful construction of nlumec® creations prove that candles can do more than create a warm ambience, they can be mediums of emotional expression through light.

nlumec fortis candle before and after lighting

nlumec® Fortis Candle
/ˈfôrdəs/ strong, powerful, firm.

nlumec gravis candle before and after lighting

nlumec® Gravis Candle
gra‧vis /ˈɡrɑ(ː)ʋis/, [ˈɡrɑ(ː)ʋis̠] important, dignified, heavy, weighty.

nlumec miratus candle before and after lighting

nlumec® Miratus Candle
mīrātus: astonished, amazed.

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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.