Modern Candlescapes

Tony Anella has a way with steel. In his studio, sheets of stainless steel are transformed into spirited, sometimes whimsical forms. Tony started Lumanella with some fellow Albuquerque architects to pursue a goal of creating ecological and economical products. Tony’s animal candle holders are spritely and fun, not overly cutesy. For the holidays, his Christmas tree candle holders are subtle and modern; they capture the spirit of the season while maintaining a fresh, contemporary vibe. Likewise, his menorahs are stunning with a modern, sculptural quality. The designs are sophisticated and minimal, yet they create maximum impact. The entire collection is made in the U.S. from laser-cut stainless steel. Tony and his partners are inspired by the challenge of designing products that use minimal resources and environmentally sensible materials. Each Lumanella piece is an heirloom that’s meant to be passed down for generations. The flickering flame is a call to gather with friends and family, Tony says. His warm candlescapes make it easy to turn any event into a festive occasion.

Lumanella

Candle Holders

Modern Candlescapes

Tony Anella has a way with steel. In his studio, sheets of stainless steel are transformed into spirited, sometimes whimsical forms. Tony started Lumanella with some fellow Albuquerque architects to pursue a goal of creating ecological and economical products. Tony’s animal candle holders are spritely and fun, not overly cutesy. For the holidays, his Christmas tree candle holders are subtle and modern; they capture the spirit of the season while maintaining a fresh, contemporary vibe. Likewise, his menorahs are stunning with a modern, sculptural quality. The designs are sophisticated and minimal, yet they create maximum impact. The entire collection is made in the U.S. from laser-cut stainless steel. Tony and his partners are inspired by the challenge of designing products that use minimal resources and environmentally sensible materials. Each Lumanella piece is an heirloom that’s meant to be passed down for generations. The flickering flame is a call to gather with friends and family, Tony says. His warm candlescapes make it easy to turn any event into a festive occasion.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Anthony
    Anthony

    Greetings from Albuquerque! We are delighted that Daily Grommet has selected our work to be featured today, and would like to thank the entire Grommet Team and all of the Grommet subscribers for your interest in our stainless steel candleholders. At Lumanella we are committed to using minimal resources and environmentally sensible materials in the creation of designs that are made in America to be ecological, economical, and good for the soul!

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    11/28/2012 12:25 PM

    Can the menorah take "standard" candles or must I purchase the candles from you every year?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/28/2012 12:39 PM

    @Ellen Feibel Hi Ellen - You shouldn't need to purchase the Lumanella specific candles each year. It should take standard menorah candles as well.

  • Anthony Anella
    Anthony Anella
    11/28/2012 2:55 PM

    @Ellen Feibel

    Ellen,

    Thank you for your question and interest!

    Amy is right: We have designed the candle holders to work with standard candles. To accommodate the variations in the diameter of standard candles we have sloped the part of the candle holder that holds the base of the candle.

    Thank you for your question,

    Anthony

  • Anthony
    Anthony – Special Guest
    11/28/2012 3:24 PM

    @Ellen Feibel

    Ellen,

    Thank you for your question and interest!

    Amy is right: We have designed the candle holders to work with standard candles. To accommodate the variations in the diameter of standard candles we have sloped the part of the candle holder that holds the base of the candle.

    Thank you for your question,

    Anthony

  •  Woody
    Woody
    11/28/2012 1:07 PM

    Nice work Anthony!

    My question is, what happens to the wax as the candle melts?

    I don't see a "catch" plate/bowl for the melting wax.

    Thank you,

    Woody

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/28/2012 2:04 PM

    @ Woody Hi Woody - We've tested it here and it drips but there's a slight "ledge" that will capture some of the drip before things get out of hand. We suggest you take the same precautions as you would with any other candle.

  • Anthony Anella
    Anthony Anella
    11/28/2012 2:50 PM

    @ Woody

    Woody,

    Thank you for your comment! We've been having fun!

    I second Amy's answer to your question, including her suggestion that you take the normal precautions you would with any candle holder. The round steel disk that locks the pieces of the candle holders together also serves as a ledge for catching the wax.

    Thank you, again, for your interest!

    Anthony

  • Anthony
    Anthony – Special Guest
    11/28/2012 3:24 PM

    @ Woody

    Woody,

    Thank you for your comment! We've been having fun!

    I second Amy's answer to your question, including her suggestion that you take the normal precautions you would with any candle holder. The round steel disk that locks the pieces of the candle holders together also serves as a ledge for catching the wax.

    Thank you, again, for your interest!

    Anthony

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Lumanella

Candle Holders

Modern Candlescapes

Tony Anella has a way with steel. In his studio, sheets of stainless steel are transformed into spirited, sometimes whimsical forms.

Tony started Lumanella with some fellow Albuquerque architects to pursue a goal of creating ecological and economical products. Tony’s animal candle holders are spritely and fun, not overly cutesy.
For the holidays, his Christmas tree candle holders are subtle and modern; they capture the spirit of the season while maintaining a fresh, contemporary vibe. Likewise, his menorahs are stunning with a modern, sculptural quality. The designs are sophisticated and minimal, yet they create maximum impact.

The entire collection is made in the U.S. from laser-cut stainless steel. Tony and his partners are inspired by the challenge of designing products that use minimal resources and environmentally sensible materials. Each Lumanella piece is an heirloom that’s meant to be passed down for generations. The flickering flame is a call to gather with friends and family, Tony says. His warm candlescapes make it easy to turn any event into a festive occasion.
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Lumanella - Candle Holders

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Anthony
    Anthony

    Greetings from Albuquerque! We are delighted that Daily Grommet has selected our work to be featured today, and would like to thank the entire Grommet Team and all of the Grommet subscribers for your interest in our stainless steel candleholders. At Lumanella we are committed to using minimal resources and environmentally sensible materials in the creation of designs that are made in America to be ecological, economical, and good for the soul!

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    11/28/2012 12:25 PM

    Can the menorah take "standard" candles or must I purchase the candles from you every year?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/28/2012 12:39 PM

    @Ellen Feibel Hi Ellen - You shouldn't need to purchase the Lumanella specific candles each year. It should take standard menorah candles as well.

  • Anthony Anella
    Anthony Anella
    11/28/2012 2:55 PM

    @Ellen Feibel

    Ellen,

    Thank you for your question and interest!

    Amy is right: We have designed the candle holders to work with standard candles. To accommodate the variations in the diameter of standard candles we have sloped the part of the candle holder that holds the base of the candle.

    Thank you for your question,

    Anthony

  • Anthony
    Anthony – Special Guest
    11/28/2012 3:24 PM

    @Ellen Feibel

    Ellen,

    Thank you for your question and interest!

    Amy is right: We have designed the candle holders to work with standard candles. To accommodate the variations in the diameter of standard candles we have sloped the part of the candle holder that holds the base of the candle.

    Thank you for your question,

    Anthony

  •  Woody
    Woody
    11/28/2012 1:07 PM

    Nice work Anthony!

    My question is, what happens to the wax as the candle melts?

    I don't see a "catch" plate/bowl for the melting wax.

    Thank you,

    Woody

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/28/2012 2:04 PM

    @ Woody Hi Woody - We've tested it here and it drips but there's a slight "ledge" that will capture some of the drip before things get out of hand. We suggest you take the same precautions as you would with any other candle.

  • Anthony Anella
    Anthony Anella
    11/28/2012 2:50 PM

    @ Woody

    Woody,

    Thank you for your comment! We've been having fun!

    I second Amy's answer to your question, including her suggestion that you take the normal precautions you would with any candle holder. The round steel disk that locks the pieces of the candle holders together also serves as a ledge for catching the wax.

    Thank you, again, for your interest!

    Anthony

  • Anthony
    Anthony – Special Guest
    11/28/2012 3:24 PM

    @ Woody

    Woody,

    Thank you for your comment! We've been having fun!

    I second Amy's answer to your question, including her suggestion that you take the normal precautions you would with any candle holder. The round steel disk that locks the pieces of the candle holders together also serves as a ledge for catching the wax.

    Thank you, again, for your interest!

    Anthony

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.