Glow Sticks: The Shapely “Moderne” Candelabrum by Dunes and Duchess
In the age of the light-emitting diode, thereâ€™s something wonderfully old-fashioned about a flickering candelabrum. Dunes and Duchessâ€”a home-accessories line started in 2010 by photographer Michael Partenio and stylist/editor Stacy Kunstelâ€”recasts the romantic relic for the modern era with a shocking coat of citrusy paint. Stiletto heels inspired the sharply tapered candle cups of the art decoâ€“esque design, which Kunstel envisions in a minimalist setting. â€śItâ€™s sleek, almost slippery,â€ť she says, likening it to the Tulip work of Eero Saarinen. The couple lives on a lake in Danbury, Connecticut, but retreats to the historical captainâ€™s home theyâ€™re renovating on Marthaâ€™s Vineyard when they want to dream up ideas for new turned-leg tables and lamps. Each item conceived on the island is handcrafted back in western Connecticut, far from the dunes, but still stirred by the sea.
Dunes and Duchess â€ťModerneâ€ť Maple Candelabrum, $609, Hudson, 12 Union Park St., Boston, 617-292-0900, hudsonboston.com.
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