• Spider
  • Spider
  • Spider
  • Spider
  • Spider
  • Spider


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Candle holder, Decor, Taper holder
10.5 cm |4.1 inches
3.5 cm |1.4 inches
Cast iron
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About the design

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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Spider (pair) by Quistgaard, Dansk Designs, 1963
Jens Harald Quistgaard
Dansk Designs
In stock: 1

Meet the Designer

Knud Kyhn

Knud Kyhn

Knud Kyhn was a Danish painter and sculptor. Growing up the artistic influence of his uncle, painter Wilhelm Kyhn, Knud Kyhn is admitted to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, but drops out to receive teaching by Lauritz Tuxen. The paintings are oft …

Originally produced by

ABO Randers

ABO Randers

ABO Randers A/S was a small lighting company, situated in Aalestrup, near Randers, in Jutland. It was founded in the late 1960s, and mainly based on one product idea – the successful Ball magnet wall lamp, originally designed by Benny Frandsen. The gen …