Veleiro Minimalist Candle Holder by Ventura Lab

Created by Brazilian studio Ventura Lab, Veleiro is a minimalist candle holder designed for easy movement and candle attachment. Each candle holder is made with a wood scraps from the furniture industry and carbon steel, with a silhouette that resembles a sailboat.

Veleiro gets its name from the Portuguese word ‘vela’ which translates to both ‘candle’ and ‘sail’, perfectly suiting the design.

The wooden base can hold matches or any small stuff, while the metal lid features a triangular flap with prongs that hold the candle in place. That same part is what’s used to carry the candle holder around if you need to move it.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.