Ikea and Byredo have announced they are teaming up to produce a limited-edition range of 13 affordable luxury candles ranging from £5 – £25. The range, produced in collaboration with Byredo’s Ben Gorham, is called Osynlig, Swedish for invisible, and will be available exclusively in Ikea stores from November.
“The way your home smells is very emotional and plays a huge part in how you feel being there. It isn’t just about things being functional and practical, it’s the place where you come together with family and friends and make memories,” says Ben. “We’ve developed an array of smells highlighting the idea that everyone has a different relationship to scents, and nothing is right or wrong.”
The candles are divided into three different bases; fresh, floral and woody. The full collection of candle scents in the Fresh collection includes Tea Leaves and Verbena, Cassis and Freesia, Pomegranate and Amber, Basil and Mint and Fig and Cypress . The floral collection includes Peach Blossom and Bamboo, Lilac and Amber, Rose and Raspberries and Cotton Flower and Apple Blossom. The woody range includes Swedish Birch and Juniper, Firewood and Spice, Sandalwood and Vanilla and Tobacco and Honey.
The 13 scents also come in 19 different hand-formed ceramic vessels of varying shapes and sizes, each glazed with a blend of two colours Gorham chose to represent the ingredients used in it.