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Spider – The Tiny Taper Holder by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Design in 1963. Sculptural and very unique Mid-century cast iron candle holder for tiny tapers – fits 12 candles!
This is a candle holder for up to 12 tiny tapers (special pencil-thin candles with a diameter of 0.3″ / 7 mm) in cast iron, with a rough, sandy black finish. With its two tiered holders, it resembles a spider in shape – and thus commonly referred to as the Spider. The base ‘feet’ are finished with smooth black enameled pads to avoid scratching to the furniture on which it stands.
Quistgaard designed this candle holder and the special tiny tapers in 1963. The tapers were designed to avoid dripping or melting unevenly. The Tiny Taper Holder (Spider) was the first and most popular of his 14 cast iron candles holders for these tiny tapers.
Modern and intriguing candle holder that oozes classic Danish Mid-century design. It would be an attractive design piece on any credenza or coffee table, creating a gorgeous flickering fan of light – either as single, as pair or in a cluster of candle holders.
Hallmarked IHQ (Jens Harald Quistgaard), Dansk Design and Made in Denmark.
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Meet the Designer
Jens Harald Quistgaard (IHQ or JHQ) was a Danish sculptor and designer. Together with the American businessman Ted Nierenberg he established Dansk Designs in 1954 and worked as head of design for the following three decades. Educated silversmith at Geo …
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Despite of the many obvious connections to Denmark, DANSK DESIGN was actually an American based company. It all started in the summer of 1954, when American businessman Ted Nierenberg traveled through Europe with his wife, looking for good design for t …